IRS Imposter Scams
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a scam alert regarding tax identity theft. Phone calls are being received from an IRS imposter threatening arrest if you do not pay the taxes owed immediately. You are then instructed to wire the funds or put it on a prepaid debit card. Some consumers have even been threatened with deportation or revoking of your driver’s license as a scare tactic. Be extremely careful with these calls, they can sound legitimate and even have a caller id that is fake which could read IRS.
For more information about this scam, please refer to the Federal Trade Commission website.
Anthem Data Breach
The nation’s second-largest health insurance company is the victim of a data breach which resulted in as many as 80 million customers’ information breached. The data obtained included names, birth dates, medical IDs, social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information.
As a result of this breach, phony emails are being sent out pretending to be from Anthem. These emails are indicating an offer for free credit monitoring. Do not be fooled by these emails. Anthem will directly contact all current and former customers by postal mail with specific information on how to enroll in credit monitoring. Best word of advice, do not reply to these email. Instead, forward them to the Federal Trade Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about this data breach, please call Anthem at (877) 263-7995. You can also refer to www.anthemfacts.com for more information.
HCB Debit Card
Please be advised The Hardin County Bank has implemented transaction blocks for certain high risk states and merchants. To avoid any issues, we recommend that you use your PIN number whenever possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Deposit Operations at (731) 926-8700.