Protect Your Identity

Email Scam Involving Google Docs

5/3/17 - Please beware of emails coming to you claiming to share a document on Google Docs. There is an email scam going around the internet right now, and the link in the email is used to install malware on computers. Do not click this link. The emails often seem to come from someone you know, but this is one of the scammers’ tricks! As a Pioneer Bank customer, we value your safety and the safety of your friends and family.

Identity Theft Prevention Seminars

Let your employees, customers, and peers know that you care about protecting their private information.

Schedule an identity theft seminar for your community organization or business at no cost. Presented by Jeff Whitrock, President & CEO of Pioneer Bank, he will provide your group with tips to proactively protect their identity from fraud scams. In addition, he will share common business policies and procedures to implement into your business to help protect your customers' information and the reputation of your business. As a participant of the seminar, your questions will always be welcome.

Call 1-715-652-2131 for more details.

Jeff Whitrock, President & CEO of Pioneer Bank
Jeff Whitrock, President & CEO of Pioneer Bank 

Identity Theft Prevention Guide

Download our identity theft prevention guide for everyday tips to reduce the possibility of someone committing fraud in your good name.

In addition, select the identity theft guide for businesses to gain an insight on policies and procedures that can be implemented to help prevent theft or misuse of your customers' private information.

Password Protection

Strong passwords are an important protection to help you have safer online transactions. Put your passwords to the test. Read our article How Strong are your Passwords to discover how long it takes to hack your passwords and how to prevent it.

Reporting Fraud

If you are a victim of fraud, call the three credit bureaus and request a "Fraud Alert" on your name and social security number. Any company that checks your credit will know your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit requests.

To report fraud

Equifax

1.800.525.6285

Experian

1.888.397.3742

Trans Union

1.800.680.7289

Social Security Administration
(fraud line)

1.800.269.0271

Scams

Phishing, mail scams, IRS scams, and credit card scams. . . download our new scams handout to keep up-to-date with the new scams that thieves are using to commit fraud, and learn the top 10 ways personal data is being breached according to the National Association for Bank Security.