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Information Regarding Equifax Data Breach

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Credit reporting agency Equifax has reported a data breach compromising consumer information. First State Bank encourages all customers to:

1. Read the Equifax new release to learn more about the cybersecurity incident.

2. Go to equifaxsecurity2017.com and click the “Potential Impact” button to determine whether you may be affected by the breach. NOTE: Be sure you are on a secure computer and an encrypted network connection before entering your personal information.

3. Contact a credit bureau to obtain a free copy of your credit report and review it carefully. The three major U.S. credit reporting agencies include:

Experian: 1-888-EXPERIAN (397-3742)
TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289
Equifax: 1-800-525-6285

You may also want to inquire about fraud alerts and other credit monitoring options offered.

First State Bank is committed to protecting our customers’ personal information and works closely with all parties to ensure our bank data is secure. Contact us at 636-940-5555 if at any time you suspect suspicious activity on your First State Bank personal or business accounts.

Additional guidelines from the Federal Trade Commission are helpful regarding your personal data security when a data breach occurs. Visit www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/equifax-data-breach-what-do?utm_source=govdelivery for details.