2013 Archive

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Target Card Compromise

Update on the credit/debit card compromise at Target Stores. Target, along with Visa and MasterCard, have provided more information about the fraud that has occurred since the card compromise that…

Fraudulent Message Alert

A fraudulent text message with minimal information is asking customers to call 508-638-****.   If called, an automated system asks individuals to enter their debit or credit card number.  Be aware…

Central Bank Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve –   All facilities close at 2:00 Christmas Day –   All facilities closed New Year’s Eve –  Normal Hours; Lobbies close at 4:00; Drive-ins at 6:00 New…

Target Announces Card Compromise

Target has released information to media sources regarding a card compromise that has occurred in their stores during the holiday shopping system. Their report has put the number of affected…

Money Smart for Older Adults

The FDIC has some great information geared toward older adults regarding financial safety.  Click the link below to learn more about their program, MSOA. http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/olderadult.html

2013 Best Banks to Work For

Central Bank has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For. The program, which was initiated in 2013 to identify, recognize and honor the best banks to work…

Text Message Fraud Alert

A fraudulent text message claiming to be from your bank and stating that your debit card has been limited due to a technical error, is asking customers to call 760-888-****…

To Run a Card as Debit or Credit, That is the Question.

There is no shame in experiencing confusion at the ever-present “debit or credit?” question that cashiers love to ask.  There are no obvious differences aside from typing your PIN versus…

Federal Reserve Issues Redesigned $100 Note

The newly redesigned $100 note will begin circulating on October 8, 2013. According to www.newmoney.gov, “This note, which incorporates new security features such as a blue, 3-D security ribbon, will…

Why You Should Work With Only One Bank

We know you’re busy. No matter what your profession, how old you are, or where you live. You are a busy person. That’s a fact of life these days. And…