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Summer Is For Fishing Not Phishing

Summer has arrived and many of us prefer to head outside to enjoy the season. However, scammers don’t take a vacation. They will try to trick us with their own version of phishing all year round. As we go into relaxation mode, it’s important to keep an eye out for attempted scams and particularly for phishing that doesn’t involve a pole, a boat, or water.

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Textile Roots Remembered in Branch Artwork

Artist Dallas Austin has been creating sculptures since he was a boy and today is using that talent to create four pieces of art for Family Trust branches in Rock Hill. Installation is set for early summer.

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Check Out Our Digital Upgrades; Log In Now

More than half our active electronic users have logged into the upgraded digital platform now available. Improvements include account aggregation, powerful savings and budgeting tools, and a responsive design on your phone, tablet and desktop. Log in now and give it a try!

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Projects for 60th Off to Rousing Start

We kicked off our 60th Anniversary with plans to serve our communities and employees have embraced the idea. So far, more than 30 have put in over 470 hours on 11 projects. And more are planned.

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We Know Home-Buying. Let Us Help

Buying a house is a big step no matter if it’s your first one or a step up. It’s hard to know which house is right for you and your family. Our mortgage department can help.

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Traveling? Let Us Know Before You Go

Memorial Day and school dismissals kick off the summer travel season. Before you leave town – even when traveling throughout South Carolina – please let us know so we can make sure you have access to your debit and credit cards while you’re on the road.

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Tips Can Help You Spot a Skimmer

Reports indicate that another skimmer has been found at a local ATM, and we’re urging members to review ways to protect themselves. Brad Sims, Family Trust’s fraud specialist, can help.

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Training Can Prevent Ransomware Attacks

A recent data breach at Disney demonstrates how important it is for all organizations to put effort into securing their networks. No longer is it just for financial institutions and healthcare related organizations, but the hackers are reaching out to all companies they believe may offer a good payout. This time, they are holding one of the upcoming Disney films hostage and threatening to release it in increments if the entertainment giant doesn’t pay up.

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Pigs and Cookies Provide Money Lessons

You can talk about money all day long (or ignore it as many parents do) but the best way for kids to learn how to manage money is by doing it. Cathie Sherer, manager of our branch on Dave Lyle Boulevard, says her girls have learned a lot about money through Girl Scout cookie sales and by raising pigs for a 4-H project.

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Safety Guidelines Enable Safe Surfing

Even if you hate technology, it’s everywhere and here to stay. In fact, the Internet of Things (IoT) is just going to get more prevalent. Therefore, it’s a good idea to keep security tips in mind when turning on your mobile device or computer and hopping on the Internet.