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Don’t Add a Scam to Your Current Stress Level

Posted by Mary Dishong-Van Etten, CFCI, CCCI on Apr 6, 2020 1:30:00 PM

We’re all experiencing a time of tremendous stress, uncertainty and isolation. And that means it’s a good time to protect yourself from scammers who may try to use the current environment to obtain your money and sensitive information.

As community bankers, we care about our customers and want to make their lives better. So, since my expertise is financial fraud, I want to share the following tips on how to prevent being defrauded during this difficult time.

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We're All In This Together

Posted by Tompkins Trust Company on Mar 20, 2020 4:42:13 PM

Hi, I’m Greg Hartz, President and CEO with Tompkins Trust Company.

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Easiest Resolution Ever

Posted by Tompkins Trust Company on Jan 31, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Didn’t make a resolution yet? How about making one that’s easy to keep, with Digital Wallet?! With our Tompkins Debit MasterCard now compatible with Apple Pay and Google Pay, it’s easier than ever to take advantage of its convenient features and the security it offers.

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Abby Peterson Wins "Business Leader of the Year"

Posted by Tompkins Trust Company on Jan 31, 2020 10:00:17 AM

After a rigorous and exciting selection process, Abby Peterson, VP, Marketing & Communications has been selected as the Business Leader of the Year for the upcoming Annual Fab5 Young Professional Awards!

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Topics: communitybank, milestone, #communitybanking #weloveourcommunity, fab, fab5, businessleaderoftheyear, abbypeterson

What's Your Green Resolution?

Posted by Tompkins Trust Company on Jan 17, 2020 4:00:00 PM

The New Year is a time for resolutions. A time to commit. A time to make a change.

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Topics: #GoGreen, #eStatements

Jason Moore Rocks the Holidays with Tree Farm

Posted by Tompkins Trust Company on Dec 17, 2019 10:34:12 AM

Check out Jason Moore, Commercial Lender with Tompkins Trust Company, and his feature in Independent Banker's Out of Office Spotlight! 

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Topics: #commerciallending, #communitybanking #weloveourcommunity, #weloveourcustomers, #treefarm, #holidays

A Letter from Helen Talty - Teller Appreciation

As Teller & Universal Banker Appreciation Month comes to a close I've been reflecting on why showing our tellers and universal bankers appreciation is so important.

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Topics: #communitybanking #weloveourcommunity, #weloveourtellers #weloveouruniversalbankers

'Tis the Season to Protect your Assets

Posted by Tompkins Information Security on Nov 26, 2019 2:15:33 PM

With the largest shopping day of the year looming, and the holiday season about to be in full swing, we wanted to share with you some tips to help protect your assets, keeping your spirits bright along the way!  Thanks to our partners from our Information Security Team for helping compile this important guide to protecting yourself from holiday shopping scams.

Cybercriminals are upping their realism game, attempting to trick the unwary public into accessing what they thought to be a legitimate website. So what are the hackers up to now?  Well, just in time for the holidays, they're making fraudulent websites look like the real deal.

The first half of their recipe is to count on visitors to popular sites accidentally hitting the wrong keys when entering the site name. For example, a user may type "Amazoon" instead of Amazon, or "Micrososft" instead of Microsoft. The criminals will then purchase Typosquatter domains (domain names containing the incorrect spelling) which they doctor up to look like the real deal, including legitimate looking graphics, and even security certificates. Security certificates bring you the tiny lock icon in the lower right-hand corner of a secure site. Sometimes this icon can trick you into thinking the site is legitimate.

So what can you do to avoid such sites?

  1. Use extreme caution when entering a website’s address, save it as a favorite in your browser, then always use that favorite to access the site(s).
  2. Use the site’s approved app from the Apple Store or Google Play to do your shopping.
  3. Enable 2-Factor (aka Multi-Factor) authentication whenever it’s an option (this goes for both browser and mobile access).
  4. Don’t use the same username and password combination on multiple web sites. If your login information is compromised on one site, criminals can use it to access your information elsewhere.
  5. Use complex passwords (password generator and password vault apps are commercially available to help with this).
  6. Don’t click on retailer links received within an email (see 1 & 2 above).

So while you’re doing some holiday shopping on Black Friday and beyond, be mindful of the sites you are visiting and always run through our checklist.

Want to learn more about cybersecurity, fraud, and protecting your data? Head on over to our cybersecurity education page and sign up for our free newsletter. 

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TFC & United Way Raise $62,295

Posted by Tompkins Trust Company on Nov 21, 2019 10:32:06 AM

Tompkins Financial’s annual United Way Campaign raised $62,295 for the United Way of Tompkins County. All three affiliates of Tompkins (Tompkins Trust Company, Tompkins Financial Advisors, and Tompkins Insurance Agencies) contributed to the campaign through employee and corporate donations and through their annual Carnival for a Cause on the Ithaca Commons. Employees also donated goods and volunteered at the Stephen E. Garner Day of Caring. This year’s Campaign Co-Chairs for Tompkins were Matt Forney, Tompkins Financial Advisors Wealth Advisor, and Faye Burke, Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner.

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Topics: #communitybanking #weloveourcommunity, #weloveunitedway #welovevolunteering

Veteran's Day Reflection

Posted by Tompkins Trust Company on Nov 13, 2019 3:04:43 PM

This month is National Gratitude Month, and it’s very appropriate that Veteran’s Day falls during this time frame.  Each year on Veteran’s Day we have the opportunity to show our appreciation and honor all of those who have served and continue to serve in our armed forces. 

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