Privacy and Security Resources

Central State Bank will not reach out to you through phone, text, or email to request your password or login information, your debit card or PIN number, your social security number, or any other personal information that could compromise your security.  If you receive a request for private information that appears to be from Central State Bank, please do not respond. Instead, contact your local branch office to check on the validity of the request, or to report any type of suspicious activity.

Unfortunately, fraud and scams are on the rise. Know what to look for and what to do to help prevent it.  Below you’ll find links to pages of information and tips that will help you make informed decisions regarding privacy and online security.

Stay Safe Online

CISA - Cyber Awareness Tips      

FBI - Common Scams and Crimes

CISA - Social Engineering and Phishing

DOJ - Money Mule Initiative

NCSA - Cyber Resources

NCSA - Cybersecurity Resources Library

NIST - Small Business Cybersecurity Corner

SSA - Scam Awareness Materials - Scams and Frauds

Small Business - Ransomware info

Identity Theft

FTC - Identity Theft Resources

FTC - What to know about Identity Theft

IRS - Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft

Elder Exploitation

Protecting Older Adults from Fraud and Financial Exploitation

FBI - Elder Abuse Brochure