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Tips and Tricks

Posted on Monday, July 3, 2023 in Tips and Tricks

At First National Bank, we consider customer privacy and safety to be of the utmost importance. Here are some tips and tricks we've collected to help you avoid scams and other pitfalls.

Top 10 Tips to Protect Yourself from Scams

by Iowa Attorney General's Office Investigator Al Perales

These tips were shared with the bank during the Osceola Joint Bank Fraud Seminar on June 15, 2023.

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Call Al, he's your pal

To file a complaint with the Attorney General of Iowa, call 515-281-5926 (in Des Moines metro) or 888-777-4590 (outside Des Moines metro) or go to

Watch the video of the full seminar here:

Al Perales is an investigator with the Consumer Protection Division. In his 15 years in the office, he's seen all types of scams and tracked down many thieves and charlatans.

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