ID Theft Protection

Identity theft is any crime that involves someone wrongfully obtaining and using another person’s personal data in a fraudulent manner, usually to steal money, open new credit cards, apply for loans, rent apartments and commit other crimes—all using your identity. The identities of roughly nine million Americans are stolen each year. Below are resources and information to help educate clients to see the signs before it happens. Also, you can enroll in Deluxe ID Theft and Fraud Protection Plan as an extra layer of protection. If you do become a victim of identity left, please use this contact list to report.


Tax Time is Show Time for Scammers

Fraudsters take advantage of you this time of year to try to steal your money or private information by pretending to be IRS agents or state tax department representatives.

The IRS wants you to know -

  • they will first mail you a bill about taxes owed before making any phone call
  • they will give you the opportunity to question any taxes it says you owe
  • they will never call to demand immediate payment
  • they will never ask for credit or debit card numbers over the telephone
  • they will never threaten to have you arrested for not paying
  • they won’t require a specific payment method, such as a prepaid debit card or wire transfer

Don’t let tax scams trick you into losing your money - or your sensitive information.

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AARP BankSafe Trained Seal

First Bank is thrilled to announce that we are one of the banks that AARP has recognized with the BankSafe Trained Seal for the steps we have taken to help stop financial exploitation. Click here to learn more.


Card Fraud Text Alerts


Card Fraud Text Alerts

Card Fraud Text Alerts will notify you immediately if a suspicious transaction is detected on your debit card by sending a text to your cell phone. This allows you to instantly and easily review transactions that may be fraudulent and help protect your account. Click here to read how it works!


What You Need To Know About Romance Scams

Millions of people turn to online dating apps or social networking sites to meet someone. But instead of finding romance, many find a scammer trying to trick them into sending money. Read about the stories romance scammers make up and learn the #1 tip for avoiding a romance scam.

Romance Scams

Account Alerts

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The best defense against account fraud is knowing when fraudulent activity takes place.

Our Account Alerts system provides stronger security by delivering real-time account alerts. Receive alerts via online banking, text, email and push notifications. Alerts help you manage your account by monitoring your account balances and activity, getting deposit and withdraw notifications, controlling security alerts and more.

For detailed instructions on how to set-up Account Alerts for your accounts, please view the video below. If you have any questions, please contact one of our experienced Bankers at (847) 432-7800.

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If you are a victim of identity theft, please use the following resources:

Credit Reporting Companies

Federal Trade Commission

Social Security Administration

SOCIALSECURITY.GOV type “Fraud” in the search box 1(800) 269-0271

Opt Out

Opt out of pre-screened offers of credit or insurance: OPTOUTPRESCREEN.COM or 1(888) 567-8688

US Postal Service

Mail theft or identity theft issues – 1(800) 275-8777 or 1(877) 876-2455




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