WABASH, Ind. - Brenda Mosier, Edith Johns, Sandi Kastner and Bev Holmquist were named winners of the First Merchants Bank Two Best Ball Shamble on June 12 at the Honeywell Golf Course. The team of four ladies shot a 106 to clinch their win in the “shamble” tournament, a combination of a scramble and a low-net tournament.
DECATUR, Ind.— The First Merchants family participated in the Adams County United Way “Stuff the Bus” Day of Action on June 20. As event sponsors, the First Merchants banking centers of Adams County collected non-perishable food items in the weeks leading up to the event.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - In many cultures sharing food is a supreme act of generosity. At Commerce National Bank it is an annual event. For the past three years, CNB has made collecting meals for Operation Feed a departmental competition.
You may have recently read about the Global Payments, Inc. card breach and have some questions about how this might affect you. Global Payments, Inc. is a card processor for debit, credit and gift cards. While the full details are yet to be disclosed, what is known is that this company was breached by criminals earlier this year and are working to determine what card information was stolen. First Merchants wants you to be aware that:
There are reports that fraudulent phone calls are being made by criminals that are recordings purporting to be from First Merchants. This is a common phone phishing scam that the criminals use in which the pose as a financial institution. The phone call is normally a recording that directs the recipient to press a number (usually 1) and provide information regarding their debit cards and potentially other information.
Fictitious correspondence, allegedly issued by the OCC regarding funds purportedly under the control of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and other government entities, is in circulation. People have received the correspondence by email, fax and postal mail.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) continues to receive complaints from victims of payday loan telephone collection scams. The typical payday loan scam involves a caller who claims the victim is delinquent on a payday loan and must make payment to avoid legal consequences.
The FBI has released a fraud alert involving email intrusions to facilitate wire transfers to foreign countries. This expands on the current alert in this section, dated January 24, 2012. The characteristics of the fraud are:
Be aware of fraud activity involving a physical fax that appears to be from Equifax, the credit agency. The fraud occurs through these steps:
- The fax tells the recipient that Equifax needs their bank account number, fax number to their banking center and other information.
- The fax then instructs them to sign the form and fax it back to them.