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Insight

A blog from Vision Bank in Oklahoma
January 13, 2024

Funny word, serious threat. Smishing is a type of cyber-attack where scammers try to trick people into revealing sensitive information or clicking on malicious links through text messages on their mobile phones. It's basically like phishing, but it happens over “SMS” more commonly known as text messaging.

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September 5, 2023

As a business owner, chances are you wear many hats. While you’re focused on the big stuff, it’s easy to overlook things that can make you more vulnerable to scams. Here are the top five scams targeting businesses and tips on how to protect yourself and your company.

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August 22, 2023

Financing a new home, is a big step. At Vision Bank, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to find your dream home. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, looking for something new or are ready to refresh your current home, we can help you!

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August 14, 2023

Con artists cheat Americans out of billions of dollars every year. Recognizing red flags for potential scams can help protect you, your loved ones, and your hard-earned cash.

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July 31, 2023
Fake checks can appear to be real checks for businesses or individuals. They can also look like cashier's checks, money orders or checks sent electronically. It's important to understand the risks of fake check scams. Click to learn more about Fake Check Scams. 
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July 19, 2023
With the advancement of technology, scammers have developed various methods to deceive and steal personal information for fraudulent purposes. Scammers use wire fraud as a way to trick individuals into giving away their money easily and quickly. It's important to be aware of this scam so you can protect your hard-earned money.
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May 25, 2023
Every day, thousands of people fall for fraudulent emails, texts, and calls from scammers pretending to be a bank. These are commonly referred to as phishing scams and victims can lose hundreds, even thousands of dollars.
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May 4, 2023
In 2022, the Consumer Sentinel Network received 2.4 million fraud reports. In terms of the number of fraud reports received, #1 on the list was Imposter Scams. The “grandparent scam” is one type that deliberately targets older Americans.

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March 15, 2023
Scammers target seniors more aggressively than any other group. Recognizing the most common scams helps prevent your money and personal information from getting stolen.

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March 15, 2023
No matter how tech savvy you are, cybersecurity should be top of mind anytime you use the internet. If that sounds overwhelming, don’t stress. You don’t need to be an expert. Click to learn more about internet safety tips.

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February 23, 2023

They love me, they love me not. Here’s how you can prevent yourself from falling victim to some of the sneakiest crimes out there—romance scams.


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December 28, 2022

If you received a check in the mail instructing you to deposit, cash, purchase gift cards, cashier’s checks or transfer funds, then keep reading. You could be a victim of a “money mule” scam.


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December 12, 2022

We want to warn our customers about an identified scam that may be targeting loan customers. These scammers appear to be contacting people by email and falsely impersonating a Vision Bank employee and demanding payment or reconsolidation of a loan.


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October 7, 2022

With online and mobile banking, customers can check account balances and monitor their transaction history from the convenience of home computers or mobile devices.

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September 9, 2022

As the world continues a consumer shift to managing money online, staying ahead of fraudsters looking to take advantage of others is a moving target. Click to learn more about Payment-to-Payment fraud and how to protect yourself. 

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September 1, 2022

Have you filled out a mortgage application with one lender and wondered why you were quickly contacted by another? This could be a result of Trigger Leads. Click to learn more about Trigger Leads and how they might affect you.

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June 21, 2022
In an age of technology and fast-moving innovations, keeping your mobile devices protected is just as important as keeping your personal information protected. Click to learn strategies to keep you and your devices safe.
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How to Manage Personal Financial Risk

By Meredith Murphy, SVP & Senior Operational Risk Officer
 
Risk management is a term most commonly associated with large corporations. However, it can also be helpful to your personal finances and assets to apply some of the main concepts of risk management. 
couple speaking with a banker. March 22, 2022

Guide to Personal Loans and Home Equity Lines of Credit

 
Personal loans and HELOCs can be a good alternative to using a credit card. However, personal loans work differently from HELOCs. Click to learn about the differences so you can choose the best financing option for your needs.
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Do I Need An Emergency Fund?


Are you among the 41% of Americans who are prepared to cover a $1,000 emergency with savings? Are you ready to make a personal financial plan that will put you on the path to greater financial peace of mind? Let's get started! Click to learn more.