First National Bank, Cortez has been notified of a VISA Debit card phone scam. 
 
If you receive a phone call from an “UNKNOWN” or 1-800 number, typically on your cell phone, notifying you that your “debit card has been deactivated due to suspicious or fraudulent activity”, please DO NOT give out or enter any of your card information. 
First National will NEVER ask you to provide account information over the phone.  If you have received a phone call and have entered your card number, please call the bank and cancel your card immediately!  
Please call the bank at 970-565-3781 or 1-800-737-2007.  
 
After hours or weekend please call: 
To cancel your Visa Debit Card: 1-866-546-8273 
To cancel your Visa Credit Card: 1-800-423-7503 
 
 
Keys to protect yourself in Internet Banking 
 
Log on to banks only from a secure computer. Never log on from a public computer in a hotel or cafe, and be careful when logging on to unknown networks with a laptop.  
If you get a warning e-mail, call your bank -- don't click on any provided links. 
If your computer is acting strangely -- for instance, reacting slowly or getting pop-ups -- avoid using it for online banking until you can get it checked out.  
Keep anti-virus and anti-spyware software up to date. 
Install and maintain a firewall. 
Never respond to any e-mail that requests personal information. 
Be leery of fly-by-night, Internet-only banks with high interest rates on savings or checking accounts. Make sure the bank is FDIC-certified and is insured. 
And, use a different user name and password for each financial account. The password should be complex, with numbers and symbols, and changed regularly. 
 
To learn more read this article "Does Online Banking Put Your Money at Risk?" 
 
FDIC
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