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First United Proudly Donates to the “I Can Swim!” Program

First United Proudly Donates to the “I Can Swim!” Program

First United Bank & Trust is proud to donate $4,000 to the Garrett College Foundation.  This donation is from the proceeds raised from the 2018 Christmas Charity Tour of Homes which was held the weekend of December 7th to benefit The “I Can Swim!” Program.  This organization provides free American Red Cross basic swimming and water safety instruction for all kindergarten children in Garrett County and is managed through the Garrett College Foundation.   

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Staying Safe from Tax Scams

Staying Safe from Tax Scams

As people seek to file their tax returns this year, cybercriminals will be busy trying to take advantage of this with a variety of scams. Citizens may learn they are victims only after having a legitimate tax return rejected because scammers already fraudulently filed...

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First United Supports the New Spire Arts STAGES

First United Supports the New Spire Arts STAGES

Frederick, MD – First United Bank & Trust is pleased to support the 2019 New Spire Arts STAGES Capital Campaign with a donation of $5,000. New Spire Arts is a new performing arts nonprofit located in Downtown Frederick. STAGES, a flexible black box theatre, is now...

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Extortion Scam Alert

Extortion Scam Alert

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is warning consumers of an increase in reports of extortion scams, in which thieves are using email to threaten victims into paying a ransom to prevent certain personal information from being circulated online.

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Playing Santa!

Playing Santa!

The Center City Community Office in Cumberland, MD recently donated a coin counting machine to the local Salvation Army. This machine will save valuable time and help the Salvation Army's efforts during the upcoming Holiday bell ringing season. Pictured is Will...

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REDUCE YOUR RISK OF CHECK FRAUD

REDUCE YOUR RISK OF CHECK FRAUD

It is widely believed that businesses are the primary targets of check fraud professionals – especially by organized rings of criminals. As far as counterfeiting and alteration, payroll checks appear to be a favorite although all forms of business checks are targets...

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FBI Warns of NEW Malware Threat

FBI Warns of NEW Malware Threat

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning that a new malware threat has rapidly infected more than half-a-million consumer devices. The FBI and security firms are urging home Internet users to reboot routers and network-attached storage devices made by a...

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Mobile Deposit Scams

Mobile Deposit Scams

Scammers are using a multi-pronged approach involving social engineering and legitimate mobile banking apps to leave victims holding the bag when it comes to pilfering funds. It works like this: someone approaches the victim-to-be via social media or other contact...

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Shopping Safely Online  —  #CyberSecure

Shopping Safely Online — #CyberSecure

From the desk of Joyce Flinn, Information Security Officer  - First United Bank & Trust  As the holiday season for online shopping is well under way, it’s worth taking a few moments to ensure you’re not giving the gift of your personal or financial information to...

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2017 Christmas Tour of Homes

2017 Christmas Tour of Homes

First United Bank & Trust are proud sponsors of the 2017 Christmas Charity Tour of Homes.  The proceeds from this tour will be donated to the local charity – Samantha’s Funding the Arts – a non-profit organization that helps keep the ARTS alive in our schools and...

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The Equifax Data Breach: What We Know

The Equifax Data Breach: What We Know

Who is Equifax?  Equifax is a credit bureau, not a bank. - Equifax is one of three major credit reporting agencies and handles the data of 820 million consumers and more than 91 million businesses worldwide. On Sept. 7, Equifax announced that the records...

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The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

September 8, 2017 by Seena Gressin, Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a...

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