Cyber criminals make millions of attempts to steal consumer’s personal information online every year.  A leading security company reports, nearly a third of all those attacks target your bank information in the form of Phishing.  Criminals try to get your account number and other personal information by leading you to a seemingly legitimate link or email attachment, or simply asking for it.

Guthrie County State Bank is offering you a new tool to detect fraud on your debit card account.  The SHAZAM BOLT$ App for your iPhone or Android smartphone allows you to monitor your accounts for fraud in real time. It's free - download it today!

With the SHAZAM BOLT$ app, you can automatically receive 24/7 alerts on your smartphone, tablet or home computer whenever a suspicious debit card purchase is made.  Whether it’s internet orders, a purchase for a large amount or transactions in foreign countries - you customize the alert!

When you receive an alert, you simply check the transaction. If the purchase isn’t valid, call us right away and we’ll put a stop to the fraud. It’s like having a high-tech, early warning system at your disposal every minute of every day.

Here are a few other tips to avoid fraud:

  • Only visit and do business with established companies you have an existing relationship with online.
  • Be suspicious of unsolicited emails. Emails or phone calls that pressure you to “respond immediately” should raise a red flag.  Take the time to make sure any contact is legitimate.
  • Never give your account number, PIN, or any other personal information to anyone.
  • Check your accounts frequently with our GCSB Mobile Banking or Internet Banking services.
  • Contact us if you’ll be traveling or using your card in any unusual way.
  • Make sure your current address and phone number are on file at GCSB
  • If your card is lost or stolen, contact GCSB immediately!