Banking News

Anthem Breach

On February 5th, Anthem, Inc. announced that hackers had accessed its corporate database, and that customer information including names, birthdays, medical IDs/social security numbers, street addresses, e-mail addresses, employment information, and income data has been compromised. Anthem has created and will be updating a website at www.anthemfacts.com with information relating to this data breach. For anyone who is a victim of this breach, and as general practice for all customers, Farmers Bank would like to remind you to pay special attention to your account activity to ensure you are not the victim of identity theft or unauthorized charges.

Please contact a Bank official immediately if you notice suspicious account activity or if you have given out any of your personal financial information to an unknown source. Our Customer Service Representatives at each branch are ready and able to help you with this.

Alert: Credit Report Pop-Up Ad Scam

We have recently become aware of a scam involving a pop-up marketing ad that targets customers when logging in to a financial institution's online banking system. This fraudulent attack uses the customer's internet browser history to launch the pop-up message, and makes it appear to have come from the bank or other financial institution. Please be aware that this message is not coming from or associated with Farmers Bank. If you do encounter this pop-up ad,

-Do not click on any links in the ad
-Do not provide any information

This malware attack is not related to Farmers Bank's own network security, and does not detract from the safety of your account or
information.  It is always wise to keep your computer protected with up-to-date anti-malware/anti-virus tools, especially if you use your computer for financial transactions. If you did encounter this ad and either clicked on the link and/or supplied any information, please call us at (434)352-7171 or toll free at 1-877-405-7797 to ask for assistance.

Windows XP Notice

Since April 9th, 2014, Microsoft is no longer be offering security updates for its Windows XP operating system.

This means that any new vulnerabilities found after that date will remain uncorrected, and any computer using Windows XP will become less secure.  Continuing to use such a computer for activities like online banking will increase your level of risk, so customers using Windows XP should consider upgrading the operating system on their current PC or investing in a replacement PC.  Farmers Bank wishes to make the necessary information available for you to make the best decision about your online security.  We cannot, however, provide technical support or endorse a particular product.

You can find additional information about the end of support for Windows XP from Microsoft at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/end-support-help.

Identity Theft Assistance

If you believe that you have been the victim of identity theft:

  • Contact one of our bank officials immediately at 434-352-7171
  • Contact the fraud departments of each of the three major credit bureaus:
    • Equifax           1-800-525-6285
    • Experian         1-888-397-3742
    • Trans Union    1-800-680-7289
  • File a police report with your local police agency and retain a copy of all documents. 

FDIC Deposit Insurance

Established by the Banking Act of 1933, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation exists to guarantee the safety of your money.  You can be confident that money deposited at Farmers Bank falls under this protection, backed by the credit of the United States government. Since the inception of the FDIC, no depositor has ever lost funds as a result of the failure of an FDIC-insured institution.

The standard insurance amount is $250,000 per depositor, per insured bank, for each account ownership category.

For more information, visit the FDIC's page on Deposit Insurance

Employment Opportunities

Farmers Bank has an immediate opening for a Branch Manager/Lending Officer for the Farmville area. Requirements include banking experience, an above-average knowledge of fundamental banking and branch operations, knowledge in consumer, commercial, and real estate lending, and the ability to meet and deal effectively with the public.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits package.  Applications are available at all branch locations and will be accepted until March 13th, 2015.  For more information please contact Human Resources at 877-405-7797.

The Farmers Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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