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Free Credit Freezes 

As of 9/21/18, credit freezes are available at no charge.  Information on credit freezes can be found from the Federal Trade Commission's web site.     

Information on how to place credit freezes with the three credit reporting agencies can be found at the links below.  This information includes how to place a freeze for a minor or incapacitated adult.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Phone Numbers for Credit Reporting Agencies:

Experian:             888-397-3742
Equifax:               800-685-1111
Trans Union:       888-909-8872

Please remember:

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 privacy@gsb.com to verify its authenticity.


Up-to-Date News - CyberScout Resource Center 

 

Identity Risk Calculator - How Effectively are you Protecting Yourself?

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.

 

"Dear Mr. Jones - I'm hoping this letter will put a smile on your face. Yesterday two of your incredibly intelligent, kindly, energetic employees sure lit up my Christmas season. I don't know their names but they were working the teller stations at your Golf Road branch at about 12 noon (Dec. 20). I had a certified check written on a credit union in Wilmington Delaware paying me for some furniture that I was selling on Craigs List. I went to the bank to cash it and asked one of the ladies if there was any way I could not get/keep the money. She informed me that if the check was fraudulent it would come back and I would be charged an extra $10 for a returned check. I asked how I could avoid that and by this time your other employee on duty got in on the conversation feeling she was witnessing a scam. The check included $1500 that I was to give the movers when they picked up the furniture. (Now I'm a money laundress.) One of the ladies looked up the cell phone number that was on my cell phone (which said: "Craigs List scam #") and was registered in Florida while the other lady called the credit union in Wilmington DL and was told it was fraudulent. I was so incensed that I wanted to write nasty things to the crooks, but your wise (and wonderful) employee told me not to do that as they had my address where they had mailed the check and heaven only knows what they might do. As she advised I wrote back that I was in a difficult situation and was so very sorry I could no longer sell the furniture and would be happy to send the check back. To which they responded that I should just cash it and send them the money. Needless to say, that did not happen. Upon returning home I called the police and an officer came to my house and took down all the information and pictures of the check and USPS mailer it came in. I later wrote to the crooks that the bank had said the check was fraudulent and gave it to the police. I didn't want them to believe I still had their bogus check. I haven't heard from them since.Please make sure your employees know how grateful I am for their help. You folks sure run one heck of a fantastic business. No wonder I've been banking with you for 57 years. Grateful." (December 2017)

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Recent Information

Facebook Breach

The Federal Trade Commission provides guidance and information on the recent Facebook Breach (Oct 2018)

Bitcoin Blackmail Scam 

Suggestions from the FTC on how to avoid a bitcoin blackmail scam. (Aug 2018)

Credit Freeze Changes

Important credit freeze changes are now in effect!

Medicare Cards are Changing

Important news regarding Medicare Cards (May 2018)
Find out when your card is coming and sign up to get an email when your card is in the mail by going to the Medicare web site.

Lord & Taylor and Saks

Information you may need to know on the reported Lord & Taylor breach. (April 2018)

Under Armour - MyFitnessPal

Reports of a breach for MyFitnessPal, and suggestions for those impacted. (March 2018)

Western Union Refund

Report of scam emails regarding a Western Union settlement. Refunds can not be applied for via email. More information on the FTC web site about the Western Union refund scam emails. (March 2018)

Equifax Breach Info

Helpful information on the Equifax breach, including new information from March 1, 2018.

Microsoft Scam (ongoing)

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

Be 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)