Asked to pay by gift card? It’s a Scam!

Tuesday, July 17 at 09:00 AM
Category: Personal Finance

Arvest Bank is warning consumers about scams related to gift cards.

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), many people are being targeted by scammers asking for payment in the form of gift cards. These scammers may call people claiming to be with the IRS, or tech support, or a so-called family member in need. If you’ve gotten a call like this, you know that the caller will then demand the gift card numbers and PIN.

And, poof, your money is gone.

Scammers are good at convincing people there really is an emergency, so lots of people have made the trip to local merchants to buy gift cards to send these callers. And scammers love gift cards – it’s one of their favorite ways to get your money. These cards are like giving cash – and nearly untraceable, unless you act almost immediately.

Here’s the most important thing for you to know: anyone who demands payment by gift card is always a scammer.

Gift cards are for gifts, not payments. If you’ve bought a gift card and lost money to someone who might be a scammer, tell the company who issued the card. (The contact info might be on the card, but might require some research). Tell them their card was used in a scam. If you act quickly enough, they might be able to get your money back. But – either way – it’s important that they know what happened to you. And then please tell the FTC about your loss by visiting www.ftc.gov/complaint*. Your report helps the FTC try to shut the scammers down.

How to Report Fraud Related to Your Arvest Accounts

  • To report Identity Theft, financial fraud or an unauthorized transaction in your account, please contact Customer Service immediately at (866) 952-9523.

  • To report a lost or stolen credit, debit or ATM card, please contact Customer Service immediately at (866) 952-9523 or by using our Contact Us page.

  • To report a suspicious email, phone call or text message, please forward the suspicious email to, or send a message to: reportfraud@arvest.com.

Source: FTC

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

 

 

 

Tags: Financial Education, Fraud Alert, Gift Cards, Privacy and Security
 

Springdale Public Library Receives $11.7k Donation

Tuesday, July 17 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Library patrons in the Springdale area will have an updated information and reference desk thanks to an $11,700 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at the Springdale Public Library. Chris Thornton, Julie Shook, Kent Williamson and Paula Wilson of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

The funds will help the library with much-needed renovations and allow the library to:

  • Have more space for staff
  • Combine the information and reference desks
  • Streamline the customer experience


“Arvest Bank is excited to help the Springdale Public Library with its renovations,” said Paula Wilson, commercial loan manager for Arvest in Springdale and vice president of the Public Library Board. “Combining the information and reference desks will provide additional space for staff and will be more efficient in serving the public.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the library’s renovation efforts,” said Julie Shook, sales manager for Arvest in Springdale. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to our community.”

 
Tags: Springdale
 

Now Hiring Arvest Bank Contact Center Representatives!

Tuesday, July 10 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is now hiring Contact Center representatives! Come learn about career opportunities with Arvest Bank during our career fair on Thursday, July 12, 2018, located at 4916 E 66th Street North, Tulsa, OK from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Good beginnings start here!

Visit arvest.com/careers to apply.

 
Tags: Tulsa
 

Arvest Bank Hires Meyer in Branson

Tuesday, July 10 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Rusty Meyer.

Meyer will serve as a business development representative in Branson. In his new role, Meyer will identify prospective small business customers, help them find strategic solutions to for their specific needs, and process business loan requests, among other duties.

Previously, Meyer served as a risk advisor for an insurance and business advisory firm for more than three years, and as the resource development director for the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks for four years.

"Rusty's commitment to the Branson community positions him as the perfect fit for this role. We are excited to welcome him to the Arvest family," Pam Yancey, community market director said.

Meyer grew up in Branson where he graduated from Branson High School. He went on to attend the University of Central Missouri where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history.

Meyer is on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks and his interests include sports, travel, classic cars and socializing with friends.

Tags: Missouri
 

Important Information about Your Bentonville ZIP Code

Monday, July 09 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


The United State Postal Service has added a new ZIP code – 72713 – in Bentonville. If you are an Arvest customer who has been assigned this new ZIP code, please visit a nearby Arvest branch or call us at (866) 952-9523 to update your address with the new ZIP code.

As a reminder, Arvest will not contact you via telephone regarding this update. To report suspicious email messages, phone calls or text messages, please forward the message, or send a description of the call, to: reportfraud@arvest.com.

Arvest debit card purchases

Some Arvest debit card purchases require customers to enter their ZIP code. Here is what Arvest debit card customers need to know if they have been assigned the new 72713 Zip code:

  • Until affected customers contact Arvest to update their ZIP code to 72713, they should continue to use the 72712 ZIP code when making purchases. If customers enter the new 72713 ZIP code before contacting Arvest to update their information, purchases could be declined.
  • Once customers contact Arvest to update their ZIP code to 72713, it takes about 30 minutes for the update to be made in our systems.

Arvest credit card customers

Some Arvest credit card purchases also require customers to enter their ZIP code. Here is what Arvest credit card customers need to know if they have been assigned the new 72713 Zip code:

  • Affected customers can proactively update their ZIP code to 72713 by calling customer service at (800) 356-8085 or online at arvest.cardmanager.com.
  • Until affected customers update their ZIP code to 72713, they should continue to use the 72712 ZIP code when making purchases. If customers enter the new 72713 ZIP code before updating their information, purchases could be declined.
  • Once customers update their ZIP code to 72713, it takes about 30 minutes for the update to be made in our systems.
  • Additionally, addresses for Arvest credit card accounts are updated on a quarterly basis via an agreement with the United States Postal Service. If a ZIP code discrepancy is discovered during a quarterly review, we will update the address and notify customers via letter.

 

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