Consumer Banking Tips

Security Tips for Online Bill Payment

When it comes to paying your monthly bills—a chore that we all dread—you do have choices. There are three simple options. You can pay in person with cash or a check, use the tried-and-true method of mailing a check or pay your bills online using some form of electronic bill...

Identity Theft

Bank of New Madrid is committed to ensuring your information is secure by using every means possible. This includes implementing the latest and most advance security based technology available today: Latest intrusion prevention systemMilitary grade firewall deviceRunning the most current operating systems on the newest servers available todayFull time IT...

Protecting Consumers Against Data Breaches

The possibility of the average consumer becoming a victim of a data breach grows with each new advancement in the electronic age. A data breach occurs when sensitive or confidential information—driver's license numbers, medical records, Social Security numbers, bank or credit card account numbers—is stolen, copied or used by an...

Tips to Teach Children How to be Financially Responsible

April is National Financial Literacy Month and your community banker encourages parents to take this opportunity to teach your children the importance of financial responsibility. By making financial education a family priority, children will learn the importance of budgeting, saving, investing and using credit wisely. The path for financial success...

Power of Attorney 101: The Basics

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that authorizes another person or persons to handle your financial, legal, and in some cases your health matters. This can be a very helpful document if you are unavailable - for example if you are traveling abroad and have a loan...

What to do after a car accident?

Free tool helps consumers protect themselves, their property and their identities Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Insurance is offering a new smartphone app that walks drivers through the crucial steps to take if they’re in a car accident. Although car accidents happen every day, a recent survey...

Skimming & Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud

CREDIT CARD FRAUD is an unfortunate vulnerability we all face when we use our credit card(s) or debit card(s). It can happen whether we are conducting a transaction on-line, over the phone, or in a well-known department store. Card security is important whether it be a credit card or a debit...

Phishing/Pharming

Phishing attacks use “spoofed” (hoax) e-mails and fraudulent websites to divulge personal financial data such as credit card numbers, checking/savings account numbers, account usernames and passwords, social security numbers and other personal information from consumers. If you get an e-mail or pop-up message asking for personal or financial information, do not...