November 2021

Sunday, November 28, 2021 - 13:46

Bath State Bank’s Santa Day will be hosted in BATH on Fri., Dec. 3rd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in a drive-up format. With respect to the health and safety of our community, all visitors will remain in their vehicles and will be routed around the Bank in one direction to see Santa and his elves. 

We encourage children/grandchildren to write a Letter to Santa. An easy fillable letter will be included in the upcoming Kids Club newsletter. If your young one is not a member of our Kids Club, you will have the option to download this on our web site (search Santa) or call our office to receive a letter in the mail.
We hope to see our young savers in Bath on Dec. 3rd.

Please: No early birds, due to conducting Bank business until 6 p.m.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 12:36

Bath State Bank is currently seeking a full-time Customer Service Representative/Teller for the Bath office. The qualified individual in this position is required to: be reliable, be highly detail oriented, have willingness to learn and have good customer service skills. Previous banking experience is helpful, but not required. This position will work a shift from 8 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. (Mon.-Thurs.), on a Friday rotation until 6 p.m. and on a Saturday morning rotation (8:30 a.m. – Noon.) Saturday rotation workers get a day off that week.

Interested candidates for this CSR position should submit a resume before December 1, 2021, to: Human Resources, Bath State Bank, PO Box 10, Bath, Ind. 47010 or email humanresources@bathstatebank.com. Emailed resumes MUST be in PDF or Word format and attached to the email. Facebook Messenger messages not accepted. Bath State Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 11:41

With the shortage of good used vehicles on the market, the FBI warns consumers that criminal perpetrators are posting fraudulent online classified advertisements offering vehicles for sale that are not, nor have ever been, in their possession.

The fake advertisements usually include photos matching the description of the vehicle and a phone number or email address to contact the supposed seller. Once contact is established, the criminal sends the intended buyer additional photos along with an explanation for the discounted price and the urgency of the transaction. The criminal might say:

  • “The seller is moving or being deployed by the military”  or
  • “The seller received the vehicle as part of a divorce settlement”  or
  • “The vehicle belonged to a relative who has died”

The criminal makes the fraud appear legitimate by deceptively claiming partnership with a reputable company and assuring that the transaction will occur through the third party’s Buyer Protection Program. After the transaction is complete, the criminal typically ignores all follow-up communication from the buyer or may demand additional payments. In the end, the vehicle is not delivered and the buyer is never able to recoup the losses.

What to watch for:

  • If it appears too good to be true, it probably is
  • Use the Internet to research the advertised item, and the seller’s name and contact information
  • Use the Internet to research the company’s contact information and its shipping/payment policies before completing a transaction
  • Avoid sellers who refuse to meet in person or refuse to allow physical inspection of the vehicle before the purchase
  • Ask for the vehicle’s VIN, license plate (if possible) and the name of the individual to whom the car is currently registered

    — FBI Common Scams Center