Job Scams: You accept a job in which you are paid to receive a commission to facilitate money transfers through your account or apply for a job that asks you to set up a new bank account. Job scammers use reputable online job boards to offer work-at-home jobs or accounting positions. These job scams may require employees to receive money into their existing bank account (or open new accounts) and then transfer the money to another account, often overseas. As payment, the job seeker is instructed to keep a small percentage of the transfer.
Lottery or sweepstakes scams: You receive notice that you are the winner of a lottery that you did not enter, but must pay a small percentage for fake taxes or other fees before you can receive the rest of your prize.
Dating scams: Someone you met through an online dating site or chat room asks you to send money for a variety of reasons, including a need for urgent surgery or to make travel arrangements to meet in person.
Internet scams: You receive a check for something you sold over the internet, but the amount of the check is more than the selling price. You are instructed to deposit the check, but send back the difference in cash.
You receive a check from a business or individual different from the person buying your item or product.
You are instructed to transfer money, or receive a transfer of money, as soon as possible.
Telephone scams: Unless you initiated the contact, do not give out personal information over the telephone. If the call is not initiated by you, always ask for a call-back number.
- Phone numbers:
- 608-238-8008 First Business Bank - Madison
- 262-792-1400 First Business Bank - Milwaukee
- 920-734-1800 First Business Bank - Northeast
- 608-218-8000 First Business Trust & Investments
- Official contact information on your statements
- Phone numbers listed on your ATM, debit or credit card
Call First Business immediately if you notice suspicious activity related to your investment, retirement, credit card, deposit or loan accounts.
- Lost or stolen checks and Debit/ATM Cards: 1-608-238-8008
- Lost or stolen credit cards: 1-800-423-7503
- Suspicious online transactions: 1-608-232-5938
- Retirement account Participant Service Center: 1-800-716-3742
|Monitor your accounts regularly.
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