Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

All our lobbies are open with the exception of Oacoma. The safety of our customers and employees is still our main priority. We want to provide you with ways to bank with us that are easy, comfortable, and best for you. We encourage you to continue to use the following methods of banking:   

  1. Drive-Up Service. Our tellers are ready to serve your needs via our bank drive-up stations during regular drive-up hours. 
  2. Digital Banking. We have a broad array of Digital Banking tools available for you. If you haven't already done so, establishing your online access only takes minutes and allows you 24-hour access to all your First Dakota accounts through your computer or smart phone. The First Dakota app can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store.
  3. ATMs. Nearly all of our locations have on-site ATMs available around the clock for your convenience. Making withdrawals and checking your account balances can all be done at any of our ATMs.
  4. Phone Banking. Call us for personal service at your local office or at 1.800.486.4712, or you can call our automated banking line (DIAL) at 1.800.600.3362.

Let’s continue to demonstrate our strength and resiliency, while also being respectful and helpful to others who may see things a bit differently than we do. First Dakota and its employees will definitely be working to do our part to continue to make our communities better and stronger. 

We encourage you to stay informed by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website

We also caution you to be alert and aware of scams. Scammers like to take advantage of fears and trending topics, such as COVID-19. Always verify the authenticity of the website and the company before making a purchase or donation.

Coronavirus Vaccine Scams - Advice from the Better Business Bureau

Con artists are offering up ways to get a vaccine by telling people they can take part in clinical trials. False offers like this are likely to continue as COVID-19 cases skyrocket.

Be aware of text messages, emails, or social media messages stating you could qualify for a clinical trial and make money doing it. Scammers might offer hundreds or thousands of dollars, but there’s usually a catch and they might ask for money upfront or personal information.

Watch out for red flags -- if you haven’t inquired about a clinical trial and you get a message about one, delete it.

Real clinical trials will never ask you to pay them. Do not click on links as the scammer may be putting malware on your computer. Never give out your Social Security number and never share financial information -- like your bank account or routing number -- unless you are 100% sure who you are doing business with.

FTC Consumer Alert Warns of Potential Fraud Related to COVID-19 Vaccines

With multiple promising COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon, a new consumer alert from the Federal Trade Commission this week warned consumers of potential fraud scams associated with the vaccines. The FTC outlined several facts that can help consumers steer clear of potential scams.

For example, the FTC said that consumers will likely not have to pay out of pocket to receive the vaccine; will not be able to pay to put their name on a list to receive the vaccine or receive early access; and will not be contacted by a representative from a vaccine distribution site or health care provider asking for their Social Security number or bank account information in order to sign up to receive the vaccine. The FTC also urged consumers to be wary of providers offering products, treatments or medicines to prevent the virus, and to consult their healthcare provider before paying for or receiving any kind of COVID-19 treatment.

If a scam is suspected, the FTC directed consumers to report it by visiting or filing a complaint with their state or territory attorney general through