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Fraud Info

At MidWestOne, we do all we can to protect your private information. Learn about fraud, identity theft and phishing scams that are happening around the country.

Visit FDIC Consumer Alerts Page for the most up-to-date notifications in our industry.

Date Fraud Alert
APRIL 2014 Heartbleed Website Bug
APRIL 2014 ATMs that Support Windows XP
FEBRUARY 2014 Business Online Banking Threat
FEBRUARY 2014 Robocall MasterCard Scam
JANUARY 2014 What to Do When Your Email is Hacked
December 2013 Target Data Breach
OCTOBER 2013 October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
SEPTEMBER 2013 Don't Get Taken By Wire Transfer Scams
July 2013 FinCEN Issues Alert
June 2013 Fraud and the Elderly
May 2013 Protecting Your Plastic From High-Tech Criminals
MAY 2013 Protect Yourself from Email Phishing Attacks
MARCH 2013 Jamaican Scammers Defrauding the Elderly
mARCH 2013 Protect Yourself from Email Tax Scams
JANUARY 2013 Iowa's Senior Medicare Patrol Warns of Scheme Targeting Seniors
JANUARY 2013 Treasury Department Warns of Phone Scams
JANUARY 2013 Beware of Tax Season Scams
NOVEMBER 2012 The 12 Scams of Christmas
November 2012 IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Sandy Relief
November 2012 FTC Warns of Post-Disaster Scams
July 2012 Credit card phishing emails
June 2012 Shazam Twitter phishing attack
January 2012 Better Business Bureau's Top Scams of 2011
January 2012 ID Theft Scam - Has your tax return already been filed by a scam artist?

MidWestOne Fraud Prevention PDF Library

Shazam R.A.D.A.R.

MidWestOne Bank has partnered with SHAZAM to help protect you from unauthorized use of your check card. The SHAZAM R.A.D.A.R service will help guard your card against fraudulent activity. If a suspicious transaction is detected, you will be contacted by someone at MidWestOne Bank, or a SHAZAM fraud specialist calling on our behalf, to verify the transaction. For more information, please visit the Shazam website.

Falcon™ Fraud Manager

Falcon™ Fraud Manager helps identify and reduce fraud risk by detecting potentially fraudulent debit card transactions.  It reviews activity based on transaction data and cardholder profile factors, which could be affected while traveling.  Suspect activity may result in a temporary block until cardholder activity can be verified. 

Verified by VISA

Verified by Visa uses an additional password to confirm your identity during online transactions. This can help stop fraudulent purchases before they occur. This is a great program for consumers and retailers alike. For more information, visit the Verified by Visa website.

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction (FACT) Act

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction (FACT) Act allows you to receive one free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each of the three nationwide credit reporting agencies – that’s three free reports each year!

The national credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian and Trans Union – must provide a single point of contact so you can get reports from all three national credit reporting agencies with a single Internet request, telephone call or mail form. Free annual credit reports are available to all consumers through the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

You have the option to order all three free credit reports at the same time, which allows you to compare the information in each report, or you can choose to order your free reports at different times throughout a 12-month period.

To get your free annual credit report, go through the FTC’s website at www.AnnualCreditReport.com  call (877) 322-8228 or write: Annual Credit Report Request Service, PO Box 105281, Atlanta, GA, 30348-5281. Keep in mind that www.AnnualCreditReport.com is the only authorized source to get your free annual credit report under federal law.

National Do Not Call Registry

The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint with the registry. You can register your home or mobile phone for free.