Each year more and more Americans have their identity stolen and the staff and management of First State Bank want to give you the information you need to help protect yourself against ID theft.

While we cannot guarantee that your ID will never be stolen we will NEVER request personal information by email or text messaging including account numbers, passwords, personal identification information or any other confidential customer information.

Fraudulent emails may be designed to appear as though they are originated by First State Bank. Do not respond to any email communications which request any type of personal or confidential information and do not click any links listed in such email.

If you contact us we may verify the last 4 digits of your SSN to confirm your identity but we will never contact you and ask for your debit/credit card number or your full SSN. If we need to contact you, it will always be done in a manner that protects your personal, confidential information and we will clearly identify ourselves. One of First State Bank's top priorities is to safeguard YOUR confidential information and our staff works diligently to do so.

For more information — including Customer Identification Notice, Online Fraud Notification, Secure Email and Equifax Break FAQ — visit the Security page of