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Consumer Awareness

At First Bank of Berne, we take security very seriously. As a resource for our customers, we’ve gathered the following collection of trusted resources to help you remain safe online. If you have questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Identity Theft

Report identity theft and get a personalized recovery plan.

The only source authorized by Federal Law for your free credit report.

Social Security Administration

You can use this online form to report allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse concerning SSA programs and operations.

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Cybersecurity Resources

First Bank of Berne Consumer Awareness Guide (PDF)

A collection of helpful tips to keep you and your information, safe.

Indiana Attorney General – Consumer Protection Division

Indiana’s one-stop source for consumer information and education.

FBI Safety Resources

Getting educated to be crime smart.

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

America’s Cyber Defense Agency.

Stay safe while hunting for a job online (PDF)

Learn why job seekers are an enticing target for cyber criminals.

National Cybersecurity Alliance

Stay safe online.

Stop | Think | Connect

Keeping the web a safer place for everyone.

Senior Fraud Presentation

Scams, Schemes & Fraud impacting older adults. How not to be a victim.

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Fake/Counterfeit Checks and Money Mule Scams

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

How to spot, avoid, and report fake check scams.

Better Business Bureau

Don’t cash that check!

United States Secret Service

Money laundering – Don’t be a money mule.

FBI: What is a money mule?

Don’t be a mule: Awareness can prevent crime.

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Small Business Cybersecurity Resources

NIST Computer Security Resource Center

Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Cybersecurity for Small Businesses.