First Citizens National Bank Hosts Smart Women Event on Financial Fraud
This article is republished with the permission of the State Gazette and Rachel Townsend.
Saturday, June 2, 2018
First Citizens National Bank hosted its second Smart Women event at McIver’s Grant Public Library on Thursday, May 31. The event was hosted from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and again from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
On Thursday, May 31, First Citizens National Bank hosted its second Smart Women event at McIver’s Grant Public Library. The event welcomed a large crowd for an hour long presentation on financial fraud prevention by FirstCNB VP/Fraud Manager and Security Officer Chris Hamm and West Tennessee Drug Task Force Agent Brent Hill.
Guest speakers for the event included FirstCNB VP/ Fraud Manager and Security Officer Chris Hamm (above) and West Tennessee Drug Task Force Agent Brent Hill (below). The two men spent roughly 1-hour discussing financial fraud prevention.
According to Hamm, fraud and identity theft of the elderly is becoming more and more
prevalent as technology allows scammers multiple platforms with which to target
Through junk mail and excessive text messages and phone calls, scammers may come in the form of telemarketers, fake charities or even Medicare representatives, all seeking to con citizens out of money.
“It’s awful but it does happen,” said Hamm. “They find out about recent deaths by reading the obituaries in the paper and then prey on the vulnerable family members who
are left grieving.”