Uncovering Elder Financial Fraud (And Tips on How to Prevent it From Happening)

Senior man on the phone with Minster Bank discussing elder financial abuse and fraud prevention.

Every year, seniors lose more than $3 billion annually from elder fraud, according to the FBI. Unfortunately, this type of financial fraud is only on the rise, and at Minster Bank, especially in the last few years, we’ve seen more and more of these events happen. Examples of Financial Fraud “In the last few months,… Read more »

4 Major Warning Signs of Financial Fraud: How to Spot a Financial Scam

Middle-aged woman holding schnauzer dog browses online safely watching out for warning signs of financial fraud.

In today’s world, scammers have more tools than ever to separate you from your hard-earned money — especially as more people are spending time online and conducting business virtually. Whether you’re trying to make smart investments or just protect yourself from being victimized, it’s important to know these major warning signs for financial fraud. Keep… Read more »

See What a Community Bank Can Offer You [Video]

minster bank is a community bank with headquarters in minster ohio

Every small town has something that binds its residents together. Minster Bank, which serves small communities throughout western Ohio, is proud to be one of the ties that bind. Hear more about the bank’s community-first focus from Dale Luebke, President and CEO of Minster Bank, in this video. A Personal Touch at Minster Bank “At… Read more »

College Student Values Convenience and Mobile Accessibility at Minster Bank

Lisa Adams, left, uses Minster Bank's online and mobile banking features while at college at Ohio State University in Columbus.

Between school and work, college student Lisa Adams enjoys a busy, active lifestyle. Minster Bank has been there for her in more ways than one, but what she appreciates most is the convenience of Minster Bank’s online and mobile banking options. Lisa was a Class of 2021 Minster Bank Scholarship recipient and is currently a student… Read more »

How to Recognize and Prevent Fraud Against Seniors: Elder Financial Abuse Scams to Look Out For

Senior couple sitting on the couch reading through elder financial abuse scam tips in their Minster Bank banking papers.

Financial scams against the elderly are on the rise — and getting more sophisticated. Whether you’re looking to protect yourself or others, it’s important to stay informed about the methods scammers use to swindle people out of their money. In the webinar below we discuss how to protect yourself and your loved ones from elder… Read more »

How to Prepare for Filing Your Individual 2021 Tax Return

Latina woman wearing pale pink sweater with calculator in hand prepares to file her personal and business taxes on her laptop computer at home.

NOTE: The Internal Revenue Service is expecting delays in accepting and processing 2021 tax returns and urges taxpayers to take extra caution and file accurate tax returns electronically. As you gear up to file your 2021 tax return, you may be wondering where to start and what to expect. Similar to tax year 2020, you… Read more »