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We have taken substantial measures at First Dakota to protect your identity and your accounts. Below are a number of tips to protect yourself, along with more information on Internet Phishing, Voice Phishing, Fake check scams and what to do if your wallet or purse are stolen. 


  • Click here to utilize the ABA Monthly Budget Worksheet
  • Click here to utilize the First Dakota Financial Information Locator  


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  • Register online at www.dmachoice.org to unsubscribe to unsolicited commercial mail and catalogs.  
  • Credit reports contain information about you, including what accounts you have and your bill paying history. Inspect your credit report today by ordering your free credit report at www.AnnualCreditReport.com
  • United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team website. For information on how to avoid social engineering and phishing attacks click here.
  • Federal Trade Commission website. For information on how to deter, detect, defend and fight back against identity theft Click here.


  • Deter, Detect and defend to avoid identity theft brochure Click here.
  • "Phishing" information and tips on how to protect yourself brochure Click here.
  • You have the power to stop identity theft brochure Click here.



  • Year-End Tax Tips from First Dakota Trust & Investments
  • The Redesigned $100 Bill October 8th, 2013
  • Text messaging is another way thieves are trying to access your personal information. Consumers have reported receiving a text message on their cell phone that their credit card/debit card/cell phone service has or will be deactivated and they need to text back (or call a number and verify) account and PIN information. Of course if they do, they soon find their account has been hit by criminals. Please be assured that First Dakota will never ask for personal information in a text message or an email. If you do receive this type of text message you should file a police report and contact your cell phone provider.
  • "Phishing" scams are not just limited to the internet. American Bankers Association has recently become aware of a scheme using the "American Bankers Association" name that is intended to trick the unwary into disclosing confidential security information related to their savings and checking accounts. The "phish" works like this; an advertisement is placed in a local newspaper seeking to hire survey takers to "evaluate" local banks. Those who apply to the position are sent a package of papers from the "American Bankers Association" that included a list of bank branches and a very elaborate survey. The survey takers are instructed to go to their assigned bank, open an account with their own money, and then forward the survey, account information and security information to an address in South Carolina. Any individual who complies with the instructions will quickly lose any money that they deposit into that account.The ABA is in no way affiliated with this bogus "survey." While we unaware of any individuals who have actually experienced a loss as a result of this scam, the ABA is working with law enforcement officials to track down the individuals behind the attempted fraud.

For additional information contact us today!