Can you spot a scam?

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Online scams aren’t so scary when you know what to look for.

And at Farm Bureau Bank, we're committed to helping you spot scams as an extra layer of protection for your account. We've joined with the American Bankers Association® and banks across the country in a nationwide effort to fight phishing—one scam at a time. We want every bank customer to become a pro at spotting a phishing scam—and stop bank impostors in their tracks. It starts with these four words:
Banks Never Ask That.

These top 3 phishing scams are full of red flags:
If you receive a text message from someone claiming to be your bank, asking you to sign in or offer up your personal information, it’s a scam! Banks never ask that.
Watch out for emails that ask you to click a suspicious link or provide personal information. The sender may claim to be someone from your bank, but it’s a scam! Banks never ask that.
Would your bank ever call you to verify your account number? No! Banks never ask that. If you’re ever in doubt that the caller is legitimate, just hang up and call the bank directly at a number you trust.

You’ve probably seen some of these scams before. But that doesn’t stop a scammer from trying!

For more tips on how to keep phishing criminals at bay, including videos, an interactive quiz, and more, visit