ID Theft & Phishing

Merchants & Planters Bank wants to make you aware of daily things you can do to protect yourself from ID theft.

  • Report lost or stolen cards immediately.
  • Shred all materials in a home shredder that have important information on them such as your full name, date of birth, account numbers, etc. Individuals have had their identities stolen from “dumpster divers”.
  • Never share your full social security number with any one through email. Email is not a secure method of transferring confidential information of ANY kind.

Check your credit report at least annually to dispute any possible discrepancies. You can obtain a free yearly credit report by clicking here.

Our Promise

Merchants & Planters Bank will NEVER contact you through email for confidential information such as your account number or social security number. If you receive such an email from us please call us immediately to notify us as this is a common tactic known as “phishing”. If we need to update such information about you we will contact you through more secure methods.

For more information on ID theft please visit the Federal Trade Commission website by clicking here.


* NOTICE: Our website links to other websites in which case we cannot control the content or images viewed once you leave our website. All links that leave our website will open in a new window. For further information about the linked websites' privacy policies please refer to those websites for further information.

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Unsecure Email Disclosure

Your privacy is very important to us. We would like to advise you that Internet email is not secure. Please do not submit any information that you consider confidential. We recommend you do not include your social security or account number or other specific identifying information.