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Information Security Alerts

Check below for more information on recent security alerts and scams.

  • Unemployment Benefits Scam (Feb 2021)

    February 2021

    Is a scammer getting unemployment benefits in your name?

    Please visit www.consumer.ftc.gov to learn more.

    Please remember: In a large-scale scam erupting in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, imposters are filing claims for unemployment benefits, using the names and personal information of people who have not filed claims. If you become aware your personal information has been misused find steps HERE to help protect your finances. If you get benefits you never applied for, report it to your state unemployment agency and ask for instructions.

    If you believe you have been affected by this type of scam, please contact the Mechanics Bank Information Security Department at 419-524-0831.

  • COVID Related Text Scam (Nov 2020)

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Are You Getting Scammed?

Are you cashing or depositing a check for any of these reasons:

  • Someone is requesting you send a portion of the money back?
  • Something of which you had no previous knowledge (e.g., winning a lottery you never entered, proceeds from a loan you don’t remember)?
  • Work-at-home program?

Have you been asked to:

  • Return some of the check proceeds (including wire transfers, money orders, gift cards, etc.)?
  • Provide online banking login credentials?
  • Wire, Western Union, or Money Gram some of the funds to someone?
  • Send money overseas?
  • Change wire instructions at the last minute?
  • Pay money to receive an inheritance?
  • Withdraw a large sum of money by someone you don’t know, for any reason?

Have you responded to an email requesting you to:

  • Confirm, update, or provide your account information?

If you answered “YES” to any of the above, you may be getting scammed and we may be able to help. Talk to a Mechanics Bank employee today.

For more information, please contact the Mechanics Bank Information Security Department at 419-524-0831.

Other Resources

Offers a variety of information to help educate and protect consumers.
Click here to view the FDIC’s cybersecurity guide featuring articles outlining helpful tips for preventing online fraud and theft.
The Federal Trade Commission is the nation’s consumer protection agency.
A resource that makes it easier for victims to report and recover from identity theft.
Educational resource that provides tips for protecting your sensitive information online.
You can request and receive a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each of the credit reporting agencies.