Consumer Alerts

Pioneer Federal Scam Alert!

November 13th, 2015

A recent debit card scam is making its way around our community; it starts with a call from either an unknown or unfamiliar number, then a recording begins to inform you that your debit card has been compromised and in order to unlock the card it prompts you to verify the information by dialing the number one. After entering one it asks you to enter your card information, i.e.; card number, expiration date, and name.  Please DO NOT enter any of your debit card information. We encourage you to hang up and notify the local law enforcement and your financial institution.

If your debit card was in fact compromised or under inspection, an employee from our financial institution would call you from on of our office numbers, 406-846-2202, 406-683-5191 or 800-452-6904.

IRS Impersonation Scam!

November 14th, 2015

A IRS impersonation scam has recently been identified; it can be either a phone call or an email stating that a past tax return has an issue and you owe money. You will be threatened with tax fraud charges and that a warrant will be issued and you will be arrested if the fines aren’t payed. You will then be instructed to pay your fines with prepaid debit cards, a moneygram or a combination of the two.