MSB customers have recently been targets of a phone phishing scam that references the need for new Medicare cards. This is a scam. Please do not divulge any personal information if this happens to you. The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation has also issued a consumer alert on this type of scam.
Beware of Social Engineering over the phone
Vishing combines the techniques of social engineering and phone calls to obtain sensitive information from victims. This particular technique uses a pre-recorded message to attempt to have the customer respond with debit card numbers and the associated PINs. We would like to remind you that we will not ask for card numbers or PINs over the phone and we would encourage you to contact us if you feel you might be a victim of this scam.
Beware of Phishing Attempts
Merchants State Bank would like to make its customers aware of the possibility of e-mail phishing attempts. Merchants State Bank will NEVER request your personal information via phone or e-mail. If you receive a call or e-mail asking to provide personal or sensitive information, do not respond. Even if the call or website seems genuine, do not continue. Please contact your Merchants State Bank location immediately.