It seems like every day a new scam develops, many times taking advantage of senior citizens and other unsuspecting individuals. To help protect against scams, fraud, and identity theft, Security Financial Bank (SFB) is offering a free seminar to the public.

Area residents are encouraged to attend this one-hour seminar to learn about the most common scams currently circulating the community, what to watch for and the precautionary steps they can take to protect themselves and their loved ones. Refreshments will be provided. No pre-registration is required.

Seminar presenters Faye Owen and Tammy Sinz are long-time employees of Security Financial Bank who unfortunately have seen many scams and frauds affecting local community members. Owen, who is SFB’s enterprise risk manager, works to address all internal and external security and loss prevention resources to reduce or eliminate losses. Sinz, the director of retail banking for SFB, oversees all personal and universal bankers, tellers, and the Call Center staff at all SFB locations.

The seminar will be offered during the following times:

Black River Falls
Thursday, November 9th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Security Financial Bank, 8 Main St. in Black River Falls.

Friday, November 10th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Security Financial Bank, 1401 Main St. in Bloomer.

Wednesday, November 15th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Orton Room at the Corral Bar and Riverside Grill, 318 W Main St. in Durand.

Tuesday, November 7th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Security Financial Bank, 200 Miner Ave. W., in Ladysmith.

Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. To register, call Krystal Hudson at 715-930-7034 or email

For more information about the seminar, contact SFB at or visit one of our SFB locations in Black River Falls, Bloomer, Durand, or Ladysmith.

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