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Russian Hackers Loot Bank Accounts! $100 Million in Life Savings Gone! Has your account been looted? The Justice Department recently announced that $100 milon was stolen from bank accounts by Russian hackers. The name of the Russian hacking group is Evil Corp. Really. the feds say that their name is Evil Corp. Kinda fits. According to the Justice Department, their leader is one Maksim V. Yakubets. His name sounds pretty evil too. He is a resident of Moscow and was, and maybe still is, working with a Russian spy agency called the FSB. The Evil group uses malware to steal people's online banking credentials. Then they use the account information to siphon off funds by sending wires from those accounts to criminals with accounts at other banks, Bad news. Although they stole over $100 milion, luckily, much of it is from accounts in other countries. Very fevw American accounts. HOWEVER, YOUR BANK ACCOUNT MAY HAVE BEEN LOOTED ANYWAY. No, not by the Russian hackers. By your own bank through the fees that they assess you and then loot (deduct) from your account. Monster CD Rates 1.00 % When you open an account at any bank, there is a whole pile of papers that they ask you to sign. Do you read every word of every one of them? No, you don't. No one else does either. But, buried in the small print on page 4 of document #7, or something like that, is the list of fees that theey hope to hose you for. The usual one is if your checking account balance drops below a few thousand dollars, they charge you a fee. When that happens, do they write to and tell you that they are charging you for it? Probably not. They just deduct it from your account and hope that you don't notice. APY 25 Month CD You work hard for you money. Whether it's the Russians or your own bank that loots the money from your account, the result is the same. Your money is gone. They've got it, you don't. That's why First Secure Community Bank of Joliet should be your bank. Our checking accounts are really free. Yep, really free. We do have some charges for certain bank services. However, they are no more than, and usually less than, other banks in the area. And our safe deposit box rental fees are pretty low too. .75* APY 13 Month CD First Secure IS Joliet's community bank. Locally owned. Localy managed. We're not just your bankers. we're your neighbors. In the 2 years and 3 months that we have been open, we have opened thousands of accounts for local customers that have trusted us with over $100 million of their money. If you aren't one of them, maybe you should be. If you join us, you could have more money in your account at the end of the month. And no Russian hacker has ever hacked into one of our customer accounts. $1000 minimum to open Joliet's Locally-Owned and Locally-Managed Community Bank PPP Loans We Make SBA Lobby Open! During normal business hours. st 2398 Essington Rd (Corner of Essington and Caton Farm Rd) Paycheck Protection Program Loans Here! FIRST SECURE (815) 230-8000 Call today for complete details Visit 1stsecurebank.com COMMUNITY BANK OF JOLIET MEMBER We're not just your bank, we 're your neighbor! EQUAL THOUSING LENDER FDIC 815.230.8000 "Annual Percentage Yield (APY) effective as of 7.6.2020 and terms are subject to change at anytime and without notice. Minimum balance to open and earn stated APY is $1,000. Substantial penalty for early withdrawal. An early withdrawal penalty may reduce earnings. Russian Hackers Loot Bank Accounts! $100 Million in Life Savings Gone! Has your account been looted? The Justice Department recently announced that $100 milon was stolen from bank accounts by Russian hackers. The name of the Russian hacking group is Evil Corp. Really. the feds say that their name is Evil Corp. Kinda fits. According to the Justice Department, their leader is one Maksim V. Yakubets. His name sounds pretty evil too. He is a resident of Moscow and was, and maybe still is, working with a Russian spy agency called the FSB. The Evil group uses malware to steal people's online banking credentials. Then they use the account information to siphon off funds by sending wires from those accounts to criminals with accounts at other banks, Bad news. Although they stole over $100 milion, luckily, much of it is from accounts in other countries. Very fevw American accounts. HOWEVER, YOUR BANK ACCOUNT MAY HAVE BEEN LOOTED ANYWAY. No, not by the Russian hackers. By your own bank through the fees that they assess you and then loot (deduct) from your account. Monster CD Rates 1.00 % When you open an account at any bank, there is a whole pile of papers that they ask you to sign. Do you read every word of every one of them? No, you don't. No one else does either. But, buried in the small print on page 4 of document #7, or something like that, is the list of fees that theey hope to hose you for. The usual one is if your checking account balance drops below a few thousand dollars, they charge you a fee. When that happens, do they write to and tell you that they are charging you for it? Probably not. They just deduct it from your account and hope that you don't notice. APY 25 Month CD You work hard for you money. Whether it's the Russians or your own bank that loots the money from your account, the result is the same. Your money is gone. They've got it, you don't. That's why First Secure Community Bank of Joliet should be your bank. Our checking accounts are really free. Yep, really free. We do have some charges for certain bank services. However, they are no more than, and usually less than, other banks in the area. And our safe deposit box rental fees are pretty low too. .75* APY 13 Month CD First Secure IS Joliet's community bank. Locally owned. Localy managed. We're not just your bankers. we're your neighbors. In the 2 years and 3 months that we have been open, we have opened thousands of accounts for local customers that have trusted us with over $100 million of their money. If you aren't one of them, maybe you should be. If you join us, you could have more money in your account at the end of the month. And no Russian hacker has ever hacked into one of our customer accounts. $1000 minimum to open Joliet's Locally-Owned and Locally-Managed Community Bank PPP Loans We Make SBA Lobby Open! During normal business hours. st 2398 Essington Rd (Corner of Essington and Caton Farm Rd) Paycheck Protection Program Loans Here! FIRST SECURE (815) 230-8000 Call today for complete details Visit 1stsecurebank.com COMMUNITY BANK OF JOLIET MEMBER We're not just your bank, we 're your neighbor! EQUAL THOUSING LENDER FDIC 815.230.8000 "Annual Percentage Yield (APY) effective as of 7.6.2020 and terms are subject to change at anytime and without notice. Minimum balance to open and earn stated APY is $1,000. Substantial penalty for early withdrawal. An early withdrawal penalty may reduce earnings.