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Bank Midwest offices, drive-up locations and video tellers will be closed Monday, May 27, to honor Memorial Day, a Federal holiday. We'll resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 28. View all holiday closings.

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What is ransomware and how to stop it

Recklessness online may cause you to inadvertently install malicious computer software known as ransomware. Here’s how to prevent ransomware for businesses and personal devices.

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A whale of a fraud

Bank Midwest has been the target of a type of fraud attempt called whaling that is growing in popularity. Instead of going after small fish (individuals), attackers are beginning to target bigger ones like organizations. All companies, even small ones, must remain alert for this growing type of attack since there currently isn’t any type…
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Avoid Phone And Internet Scams

Common phone and internet scams and ways to stop them

Older adults are increasingly the targets of scammers who use deception and fear tactics to convince the elderly to send money or provide personal account information. Make sure your loved ones are aware of these common type of scams.

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Don’t Trust Pop-ups

If you’re known to dabble in a little online browsing, odds are you’ve encountered a pop-up once or twice. There are times when you may think, “Wow, that’s a great deal!” and click on a pop-up. If you ever see a pop-up, put down the mouse. Why? That pop-up could be malicious or dangerous. There…
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Focus on Seniors: Watch Out for Holiday Scams This Season

Holidays are a busy and stressful time of year. There’s traveling and planning for visitors. Buying and wrapping presents for loved ones. Avoiding the flu.  Cybercriminals know the hectic nature of holiday preparation and attempt to take advantage of anyone who may not be paying close attention, particularly older adults. It’s crucial that the elderly…
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Tips to Avoid Ransomware [infographic]

Individuals and businesses have become targets to a growing online fraud scheme known as ransomware. Ransomware is a form of malware used by cyber criminals to freeze your computer or mobile device, steal your data and demand that a “ransom” —  typically anywhere from a couple of hundreds to thousands of dollars — be paid. …
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5 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Account Fraud

Corporate account takeover is a type of fraud where thieves gain access to a business’ finances to make unauthorized transactions, including transferring funds from the company, creating and adding new fake employees to payroll, and stealing sensitive customer information that may not be recoverable. We recommend following these tips to keep your small business safe….
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