Insite National Bank

Be Aware of Scammers

Cedar Security is committed to protecting your assets. This has always been, and still remains, our top priority. We accomplish this through constant monitoring of our security systems and frequent personnel training.

Fraudsters and scammers are using many means to gain access to your finances. One of their most successful ways is by asking customers to withdraw cash or wire money to complete payment transactions to purchase cryptocurrency, a digital currency that generally only exists in the electronic world. Bitcoin and Ether are two of the most recognized cryptocurrencies but there are many out there and more are being created every day.

Being informed is one way to avoid becoming a victim of these fraudsters. Read on for some safety tips to protect your money.

A few ways to protect yourself from scams include:

  • Never send payments to someone you only had contact with online, even if you believe you have established a relationship with them.
  • As cryptocurrency can be used like cash and it can easily be purchased using an application on your phone, tablet, website, or at a cryptocurrency ATM, you should be careful to treat it as cash. Investment scams try to trick you into buying cryptocurrency and sending it to the scammers. Be careful you know who you are sending it to.
  • Never scan a QR code or send payment via a physical cryptocurrency ATM to someone you have never met.
  • Never give out personal information to anyone who calls you claiming to be an employee of Cedar Security Bank. We will NEVER call you and ask for your private information. If you receive this type of call, hang up and call us immediately.
  • If someone calls and says they are from the government, law enforcement, a utility company, or other entity, and asks you to wire funds, send cryptocurrency or make deposits into unknown accounts hang up. Do not call back a phone number these people gave you, instead look up the phone number on your own and call the agency directly to inform them of the call you just received.

If you suspect you are, or have been, the victim of fraud notify Cedar Security Bank as soon as possible by calling or visiting one of our branches:

Fordyce
117 Main St
PO Box 177
Fordyce, NE 68736
(402) 357-3508

Hartington Branch
309 S Robinson
PO Box 365
Hartington, NE 68739
(402) 254-3983

Wynot Branch
411 St James Ave
Wynot, NE 68792
(402) 357-2324