DEEPLY COMMITTED TO THE COMMUNITY As an independent community bank since 1925, Pendleton Community Bank officers and employees from our Franklin, Moorefield, Marlinton, Harrisonburg and Petersburg offices are deeply committed to their local communities and their many activities. Whether it’s reading to school children, sponsoring academic achievement programs, financing playground equipment or participating in fund raising efforts, Pendleton Community Bank is proud to partner with our neighbors to help improve the quality of life for all. By investing in our community, Pendleton Community Bank is ensuring a better future for generations to come. Take a look at our semi-annual newsletter Community News section for a first hand look!
ICBA and Pendleton Community Bank Provide Consumer Tips on Cyber Security Cyber security crimes are increasing, and consumers need to be aware of how to prevent attacks
Franklin, WV (Oct. 18, 2013)—October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and Pendleton Community Bank want consumers to know valuable tips and advice on how to be safe online. ICBA and Pendleton Community Bank encourage members of the public to stay informed and become educated on how to prevent their financial information from being stolen and misused.
“Cybercriminals are on the prowl looking for unsuspecting victims online to hijack sensitive financial information,” said Bill Loving, ICBA chairman and president and CEO of Pendleton Community Bank, Franklin, W.Va. “The community banking industry as a whole needs to be aware of the increased risk of cybercrimes. It’s vital that we stay alert to protect our customers and financial institutions from these criminals.”
ICBA and Pendleton Community Bank provide consumers valuable tips when it comes to taking proactive cyber security measures:
Be sure to use unique passwords for all financial online accounts. Never share your password, account number, PIN or answers to security questions.
Do not save credit or debit card, banking account or routing numbers, or other financial information, on your computer, phone or tablet.
Be careful about using a password on mobile devices. Be sure to set your devices to automatically lock after a selected period of time to ensure no one can access your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Do not provide your secure financial information over the phone or Internet if you are unsure of who is asking for it. Contact your bank directly by using the phone number on the back of your debit or credit card, or stop in your bank to speak with someone in person. Remember, your bank will never contact or text you asking for personal or banking information. Assume any unsolicited text request is fraudulent.
Be aware of the location of your mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) at all times. Only log on financial websites when you have a secure, safe and trusted Internet connection.
“Contact Pendleton Community Bank immediately if you think your online identity has been compromised,” said Daniel Hansen, CIO, Pendleton Community Bank. “The sooner you alert proper authorities about suspicious activity, the sooner it can be resolved. If you have any questions about cyber crimes in general, our staff is here to provide answers.”
About ICBA The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for nearly 7,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services. For more information, visit www.icba.org.
Pendleton Community Bank Partners with the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance Team Pendleton Community Bank is proud to partner with The Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance team and help support the annual ‘Celebrate Downtown’ event on Monday, February 24th.
The Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance team mission is to work with both private and public partners to implement a comprehensive vision and master plan to revitalize downtown Harrisonburg into a prosperous and vibrant city center.
Pictured are Dayne Davis AVP and Business Dev Officer at Pendleton Community Bank and Trish Blosser, Director of Resources at Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance.
Pendleton Community Bank Donation to Franklin Grade School Pendleton Community Bank recently donated $500 to Franklin Elementary School to help fund the year-end academic achievement reward trip for students who meet the reward criteria.
Pictured are Beth Kirk, Pendleton Community Bank Franklin Financial Center Personal Banker and Franklin Elementary Schools physical education teacher, Frisky Lambert.
Pendleton Community Bank is proud to invest into the communities it serves by supporting schools and local organizations with both financial and human resources to achieve greater results for everyone. Pendleton Community Bank, an independent community bank since 1925, operates four full-service banking offices in West Virginia in Franklin, Moorefield, Marlinton and Petersburg and one full-service banking office in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT KATHY PARKER AT PENDLETON COMMUNITY BANK AT 304-358-2311.