Fraud & Identity Theft

Take steps today to help protect you and your loved ones from fraud. 

Stay ahead of fraud by following these tips: 

  • Keep your contact information current 
  • Set up alerts to help monitor your accounts
  • Keep your devices and software up to date
  • Monitor your credit report frequently
  • Never reply to email, text, or pop-up messages that ask for personal or financial information


How Farm Bureau Bank Protects You

  • Farm Bureau Bank will never contact you by phone or email requesting the following:
    • Account number
    • Username or Password
    • Social Security Number [SSN]
    • Personal Identification Numbers [PINs]
    • Birthday
    • Address
  • Our systems are protected by a number of tools such as virus protection, firewalls, secure socket layer [SSL], and more. 
  • As security technology evolves, our team constantly evaluates our systems to ensure we provide the best protection for your personal and financial information.
  • Every year, we partner with the American Bankers Association to help raise awareness and educate our customers on types of fraudulent scams and how to spot them. 
  • Our industry experts are here to answer any questions you may have regarding suspicious messages, phishing scams, or any other types of fraud. When in doubt, don't hesitate to contact us at 1.800.492.3276.   

How You Can Protect Yourself

  • Keep your contact information up to date. One of the best ways to stay ahead of fraud is to keep your information updated so we can quickly alert you if we detect any suspicious activity on your account. Ensure we have your current: 
    • Phone number
    • Email address
    • Mailing address 
  • Use strong passwords and change them frequently. A strong password should be at least a minimum of eight (8) characters long, including a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Stop and take a moment. Scammers use a common tactic by making a situation sound urgent so you react quickly and give them what they want. If you are being pressured to react immediately, it could be a scam. 
  • Customize and activate alerts on your debit and credit cards. Take advantage of other tools available to you, such as CardControls, to help manage card activity, set alerts, and more in the FBBCardControls app. 
  • Notify us of upcoming travel. Planning to leave the country for an exciting vacation or a business trip? Take a few minutes to log in to Online Banking and set travel notices on your card(s) by selecting your credit card account > Menu Icon > Travel Center > and following the prompts to complete the notice.   

Look Out for Common Scams

Scammers use elaborate stories to gain your trust or make you react quickly. Know the warning signs.


The Imposter

"I'm with the IRS, and you owe back taxes. If not paid immediately, you could face jail time." 

Account Lock

"Your Amazon account has been locked. Please click on the link to verify your name, address, phone number, and credit card. If not verified within 48 hours, all pending orders will be cancelled."


"Grandma, I'm in trouble and need $200 fast!" 

Online Romance

"I want to meet you in person, but I can't afford the plane ticket. Can you send me some money?" 

Tech Support

A pop-up window on your computer says: "Malware has been detected. Click here to fix it."

Investment Opportunity

"Invest in this well-positioned, little known stock before it becomes the next big thing." 

Lottery Winnings

"You've won the Publisher Clearing House Sweepsteaks! In order for us to show up with your check, please send money or gift cards to cover fees and taxes."
Noticed something suspicious?
If you suspect that someone has gained access to important personal information such as your bank account number or your Social Security number and may use that information for illegal purposes, immediately call the phone number provided on your account statement or on the back of your card. 
Contact a Representative Today
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