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Scam of the Week: Real Facebook Page, Fake Facebook Support

Facebook pages are typically used by organizations and public figures to connect with their community. Anyone can make a Facebook page, even cybercriminals. Using social media, cybercriminals spoof brands and organizations to trick people into trusting them. In this recent scam, cybercriminals use real Facebook pages to impersonate Facebook itself. The scam starts with a […]

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Financial Literacy Tips for Children

Teaching children about money management early on is an excellent way to help ensure their long-term financial well-being. With the right knowledge and skills, budgeting can not only be a useful tool but also be a lot of fun for kids. Here are some tips to get your children on track with budgeting: Provide Age-Appropriate […]

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Fraudulent Funds Transfers

Organizations often use email to send their employees invoices that they need to pay. Now, cybercriminals are taking advantage of this process by using fraudulent funds transfer (FFT) scams. In FFT scams, cybercriminals try to manipulate you into transferring your organization’s funds to their bank accounts. To start an FFT scam, cybercriminals use social engineering […]

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Increasing Authentication Measures During Banking Transactions

Americans reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) a record $3.56 billion lost to online fraud in the first six months of 2022—a nearly 50 percent increase from the same period a year ago. Thieves are after your money that you have worked hard to earn and are always working on new ways to gain […]

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December Student of the Month 2022 Madison Lynch and VP Monika Holder

Murphy-Wall State Bank Announces Madison Lynch as the December 2022 Student of the Month

Murphy-Wall State Bank would like to congratulate Madison Lynch on being selected as our Student of the Month for December! After high school, Madison plans on attending Murray State University or Southeast Missouri State University for Business Administration. Madison’s extracurricular activities include golf, chorus, BETA Club, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is pictured receiving […]

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Cracking the QR Code

What is a QR Code? Have you ever seen a poster that had a jumbled-looking, square-shaped barcode printed on it? These unique squiggles make up a QR code. A QR code (Quick Response code) is an interactive link that you can scan with your smartphone. The link could take you to a website, start a […]

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Murphy-Wall State Bank November Student of the Month Faith Smith and EVP/CFO Chuck Dobrinick

Murphy-Wall State Bank Announces Faith Smith as the November 2022 Student of the Month

Murphy-Wall State Bank would like to congratulate Faith Smith on being selected as our Student of the Month for November! After high school, Faith plans on attending Ranken Technical College or Rend Lake College for Electrical Technology with the goal of becoming a Control Technician. Faith’s extracurricular activities include cross country, ACES academic team, and […]

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Cryptocurrency Wallet Scams

Cryptocurrency exchanges are platforms that allow you to buy and sell cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. When you buy cryptocurrency, it’s stored in a digital wallet. Most cryptocurrency exchanges require that you use an additional authentication method, such as a recovery phrase, to access your wallet. Cybercriminals use social engineering to try to bypass this added […]

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Murphy-Wall November Student of the Month Emily Ruppert

Murphy-Wall State Bank Announces Emily Ruppert as the October 2022 Student of the Month

Murphy-Wall State Bank would like to congratulate Emily Ruppert on being selected as our Student of the Month for October! After high school, Emily plans on finishing her general education at Southwestern Illinois College then transferring to a four-year university to earn her Bachelor’s degree in elementary teaching. Emily’s current extracurricular activities include Fellowship of […]

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October Student of the Month Livia Queen

Murphy-Wall State Bank Announces Livia Queen as the September 2022 Student of the Month

  The Murphy-Wall State Bank PCHS Student of the Month for September is Livia Queen. After high school, Livia plans on finishing her general education at Rend Lake College then transferring to Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she will pursue a major in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education. Livia’s current extracurricular activities […]

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