Monday, June 7, 2021 - 12:06

The West College Corner location of Bath State Bank will be the host site for the Hoxworth Mobile Unit Blood Drive on Fri., June 18th. Donor times are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

If interested in donating blood, please call Cheryl at the Bank, 765-732-3022, ext. 2250 or set your appointment time at Hoxworth-West College Corner Mobile Unit or simply walk-in to our West College Corner location on June 18th. If there's a time slot that you need that is filled on the web site, "walk-ins" will be available during any time regardless of the appt. time on the web site.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 08:56

How many passwords do you have? One, five, 10, 20 or more? How many times have you forgotten your password? Never or too many times to count?!

Create c0mplic@t3d passwords. Avoid birthdays, pet names and simple passwords like 12345. It is also important to change passwords at least three times a year. Because friendly theft – theft by someone the victim knows – is the most common type of identity theft or fraud. Don’t share your passwords with family members and be mindful of who has access to your personal information.

NEVER participate in online polls that disclose PERSONAL INFO. It seems that people are participating in those "fun" Facebook/social media polls. What's your dog's name, your maiden name, your favorite eatery. STOP . . . Think about it! Many of these questions are questions and answers to your Security Questions for banking, retail and government web sites!

If you post too much information about yourself -- an identity thief can find information about your life, use it to answer ‘challenge’ questions on your accounts, and get access to your money and personal information. A good portion of people use their pet's name as a password. If you make posts about Spike on your Facebook page, then an identity thief might try to use Spike to gain access to your personal information. Same goes for those "fun test" about your favorite number, maiden name, high school, hometown, favorite color, etc. The more polls that you "participate in the fun in" -- the more options a thief has to crack your online accounts.

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 08:28

Bath State Bank will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day. You may use our Bank by Mouse or Bank Easy auto phone teller to check your balances and make transfers. Thank you.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 08:59

Do you experience slow-downs or error issues? It’s probably your cache and cookies.

In most browsers, the options for clearing the cache and clearing cookies are in the same place; however, they are not the same thing.

Your cache stores files downloaded directly from the websites you visit . . . files such as fonts, scripts to run the pages and images. Deleting the cache data helps to troubleshoot, helps to decrease the loading time of web pages and increases the performance of your computer. If the browser doesn’t load the new version of the site or web page, even if there have been changes on the site since the last visit, the cache can cause issues with the view and you can likely experience the dread of internet slow-down. When this happens, try to clear your browser cache.

Cookies store information about you and the things you’ve done online. If you browse an online store and add a bunch of things to a shopping list, that’s saved using a cookie. Cookies also keep track of which site you’re logged in to — which is why, if you clear your cookies, you’ll need to log back in to all of your accounts. Clearing your cache doesn’t affect any of this.

Note: Clearing your cookies and cache does not clear your passwords.
Clearing your cache is different for every browser. Depending upon your device’s software, search under “settings” or “options.” Normally, you have the ability to select which items that you want to clear.

It is timeless advice: if a website isn’t loading properly, clear your cache and cookies. Just make sure that you don’t click the password box when you do this.

Friday, May 7, 2021 - 11:02

We’re often asked, “How do I know if a Windows update is real?” Software developers, such as Microsoft, make it pretty simple by including alerts or automatic updates in the software itself. To be safe, never open an email as such or click on any links contained. If you’re concerned about updating software, open the software already installed on your computer, and then check for “updates” in the Menu section. You can do this yourself by following those steps we just listed.

Speed is important to scareware scammers. The people behind these attacks want you to purchase and install their malware quickly and/or obtain info to your bank account or credit card before you have a chance to think about it. If a caller or pop-up demands that you act immediately, it’s probably scareware. Don’t allow them to scare you into making immediate payment either.

If you fall for this trick and you shared credit card or bank information, please contact the respective companies immediately. Time is crucial here.

New threats crop up every day. Knowing what to look for in a fake software update is a great start.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 14:05

Have you noticed a Caller ID that is not the legitimate caller? Caller ID spoofing is the process of changing the Caller ID to any number other than the actual calling number. Caller ID spoofing happens when a caller knowingly falsifies the info transmitted to disguise the number they're calling from. The number that displays on your Caller ID “MAY LOOK” as though it's coming from a bank, government agency, business or even someone in your contacts list; however, it “COULD BE” an attempt to trick you to share personal info on the phone!

Don't give out any personal info. Identity thieves often pose as representatives of banks, credit card companies, creditors or government agencies to get account numbers, SSNs, mother's maiden names, passwords and other identifying info.

End the call immediately then call the phone number listed on the account statement /web site/phone book to determine if the request is legitimate.

We had a report today of this happening to our phone number. Please do not share your personal information on the phone. Call us back if you are uncertain. Our number is on your statement, in the phone book and on our web site. 765-732-3022.

Caller ID spoofing is occurring throughout the telecommunications industry today. Landline, wireless and IP based telephone service providers are all experiencing this problem.

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 12:56

If you’re planning to dig on your property, a free call to 811 is the most important thing you can do to avoid hitting underground utility lines, and keeping you and your neighborhood safe. Make the call even when planting a tree or putting in a fence -- it's better to be safe than sorry later.

Remember, the call and utility locating process are free. If you have any questions or concerns during the process, don’t hesitate to call 811. They are open 24/7 to take your call!

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 08:12

Bath State Bank is currently seeking a full-time Customer Service Representative. 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. (M – F) and on a Saturday morning rotation.

Interested candidates for this CSR position should submit a resume before April 22, 2021, to: Human Resources, Bath State Bank, PO Box 10, Bath, Ind. 47010 or email 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.

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 14:48

Bank Easy Auto Phone Teller will not be in service on Thursday, April 8th beginning at 9 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. for maintenance. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 08:01

Our lobbies in Bath, West College Corner and Liberty are now open. Per the health and safety of our staff and you, we request that you wear a PPE mask while inside the Bank. If you do not have one, we have disposable PPE masks near our lobby doors. Thank you for your cooperation.