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Beginning Friday, October 1st, the U.S. Postal Service implemented changes to first class mail. With these changes, first class mail may now take an additional 1 to 2 days for delivery. What does this mean to you as a Casey State Bank customer? It means that your bank statements may be delayed in the mail and any loan payments or deposits that you mail to the bank may be delayed. If you haven’t already done so this might be a good time to consider enrolling in online/mobile banking. With online/mobile banking you will have 24/7 access to your account information, and you can request e-statements that will be downloaded and available for you to view online, and make mobile check deposits. The e-statement option eliminates the need to wait for your statements to arrive in the mail each month. You might also want to contact your loan officer to request automatic payments for any loans that you have with Casey State Bank. Automated loan payments will ensure that your monthly loan payments are made on-time and not subject to delays caused by these changes to first class mail.
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Chief Executive Officer (also of interest to Security Officer)
E-mails fraudulently claiming to be from the FDIC are attempting to get recipients to click on a link, which may ask them to provide sensitive personal information. These e-mails falsely indicate that FDIC deposit insurance is suspended until the requested customer information is provided.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports from consumers who received an e-mail that has the appearance of being sent from the FDIC. The e-mail informs the recipient that “in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, federal, state and local governments…” the FDIC has withdrawn deposit insurance from the recipient’s account “due to account activity that violates the Patriot Act.” It further states deposit insurance will remain suspended until identity and account information can be verified using a system called “IDVerify.” If consumers go to the link provided in the e-mail, it is suspected they will be asked for personal or confidential information, or malicious software may be loaded onto the recipient’s computer.
This e-mail is fraudulent. It was not sent by the FDIC. It is an attempt to obtain personal information from consumers. Financial institutions and consumers should NOT access the link provided within the body of the e-mail and should NOT under any circumstances provide any personal information through this media.
The FDIC is attempting to identify the source of the e-mails and disrupt the transmission. Until this is achieved, consumers are asked to report any similar attempts to obtain this information to the FDIC by sending information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandra L. Thompson
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection
FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
Paper copies of FDIC Special Alerts may be obtained through the FDIC’s Public Information Center, (877)275-3342 or (703)562-2200