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Glenview State Bank will never ask that you verify any account information by phoning or emailing you. If you have any questions  or concerns, please call us at (847) 729-1900. Also, if you receive  an email purportedly from GSB that you feel is suspicious, please  FORWARD that email to to verify its authenticity.

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Try this Identity Risk Calculator. This easy-to-use tool evaluates whether or not you are effectively protecting your personally identifiable information.

Other Important Links and Tools

Federal Trade Commission advice if you've been hacked

Federal Trade Commission checklist if your information has been lost or exposed (new - Sept 2016)

Free Annual Credit Reports

You may request a free credit report annually. You can order your report online, or by calling (877) 322-8228.

Security Credit Freeze
Placing a security freeze on your credit report(s) prevents anyone from accessing your personal information. 

Contact Information for Credit Report Agencies:

P. O. Box 2002
Allen, TX 75013

P. O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374

P.O. Box 1000
Chester, PA 19022

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Recent Scams

5 Sneakiest New Scams (August 2017)

Business Insider lists these new scams to watch out for. Full article available here. Includes:

1. Fake shipping information emails
2. Jury Duty Calls
3. Fake texts (Smishing)
4. Facebook friends
5. Airbnb

Student Loan Scams (June 2017) 

Don't be fooled by promises of student debt relief. Dozens of companies are being shut down for fraud. 5 red flags include:

1. Paying upfront or monthly fees
2. Promises of immediate loan forgiveness
3. Pressure to sign up immediately
4. Request to share sensitive, personal info
5. Paid advertisements 

Complete info from Nerdwallet.

Also, our student loan partner, iHelp, can assist as well. Info at our student loan page.

Google Doc Scam (May 4, 2017)

A new Google Docs phishing scam exists and it’s spreading quickly. Google appears to be taking action to stop it, but in the meantime: be very wary of Google Doc invites for now. 

FCC Warns About New Phone Scam (Mar 2017)

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the scam begins as soon as a person answers the phone. A recorded voice or an actual person asks: "Can you hear me?" And the consumer responds, "Yes." . Read more on this phone scam on the FTC's site.

Fictitious texts and calls from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (Feb 2017)

Read this warning from the OCC regarding false claims of money being held for your benefit.

Microsoft Scam (omgoing)

There appears to be another slew of calls from someone claiming to be from Microsoft and advising that there is a problem with your computer. They ask you to log in to your computer, etc.

HANG UP! These calls are never real and are attempts to get access to your log in credentials.

Seniors aware of calls from youths claiming to be a family member in immediate need of cash / check sent to Canada. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the following GSB officers: David Kreiman (847-832-0344) or Pamela Aho (847-832-0153).

"Dear Mr. Jones - I would like you to know that your tellers saved me from being scammed for $3000. I received a call this morning from my supposed Grandson that he was in an auto accident and that he needed bail money. His lawyer told me to get cash and go to Walgreens or CVS and get 6 Amazon gift cards worth $500 each. The lawyer said he would call back within the hour and take the Amazon Gift Card numbers from me and he would give to bail bondsman. When I told your staff why I needed the money they said it was a scam. I told them it was for my Grandson and that I had to follow through. I got the money and went to Walgreens to purchase the gift cards. While parking, my wife called my cell phone and told me that your bank told her to tell me that it definitely was a scam. I did not purchase the cards and upon returning home the lawyer asked for the gift card numbers. I told the lawyer that the Glenview Police would like to speak with him. He hung up. Your bank tellers and their supervisor saved me from this scam." (Aug 2016)