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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.

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Branches Become Mini Art Galleries

Four Family Trust branches have an art show going on thanks to paintings on loan from the Catawba River Art Guild. Nines pieces from four artists can be found in branches on Albright and Ebenezer roads, White Street and in York. The pieces will be on loan through December and are available for purchase.