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Fraud Alert: What You Need to Know

Criminals Take Advantage of Every Situation and Our Health Crisis is No Exception. Recently, the cybercriminal group, FIN7, known for targeting US businesses through phishing emails, deployed an additional tactic of mailing USB devices via the United States Postal Service (USPS). The mailed packages sometimes include items like teddy bears or gift cards to employees of target companies working in the Human Resources (HR), Information Technology (IT), or Executive Management (EM) roles. The enclosed USB device is a commercially available tool known as a “BadUSB” or “Bad Beetle USB” device…. Read More >

Online Safety Tips for the Holidays

While all may be jolly and bright during the holidays, some criminals find it to be the perfect time to scam innocent victims. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) provided the following tips to protect you and your business from holiday scams and malicious cyber campaigns. When using email –  Don’t open emails or ecards from people you don’t know. Don’t open attachments or click on links from unsolicited emails.  Don’t provide personal or financial information via email – legitimate business won’t solicit sensitive information in this way.  … Read More >

Dec. 16 2019 | Posted in Personal, Safety & Security

Are You a Target for Identity Theft?

Did you know that your social media habits could put you at risk for identity theft? It’s essential to understand how to protect yourself and how to avoid catching a thief’s attention. Weak Passwords Is your password ‘password,’ your name, or something equally easy to guess? It’s time to change it up! Your passwords should be reasonably complicated with a mix of numbers, upper and lowercase letters, and special characters. Do you have one password or a few passwords that you use for everything? Danger! Using the same password across… Read More >

How to Spot an Online Dating Scam

How to Spot an Online Dating Scam People looking for love have all the typical concerns: will he/she like me? Do we have the same interests, etc.? As if finding a partner isn’t hard enough, now, those who use online dating services also have to worry about being scammed out of money.  There are hundreds of thousands of profiles on dating sites. How can you tell who is the real person also looking for love, and the fake profile looking to deplete your bank account? How to Quickly Spot an… Read More >

Apr. 12 2019 | Posted in Personal, Safety & Security

Protect Yourself from Tech Support Scams

Tech support scams are common, and even computer savvy people can be taken in. Do you know how to identify and protect yourself from a tech support scam? How Tech Support Scams Work A tech support scammer wants you to believe that there is a severe issue with your computer, and if you don’t address it now something terrible will happen. They create urgency and anxiety about a nonexistent problem. Typically, you will get a phone call or a popup on your computer screen from someone claiming to be in tech support… Read More >

Apr. 12 2019 | Posted in Personal, Safety & Security


BRANCH LOBBY REOPENING SCHEDULE

Pinnacle Bank will begin a phased-in approach to reopening our lobbies while maintaining essential protocols such as social distancing, limiting the number of customers in the branch and frequent sanitization.

May 11 – Lobbies at all Pinnacle Bank branches, except Braselton, our two Gainesville branches and SB&T branches in Cornelia, Clarkesville, Blairsville and Dahlonega, will be open. Drive Thru windows are closed but Pinny Live Tellers will handle the Drive Thru at branches where lobbies are open.

May 18 – Lobbies at Braselton, our two Gainesville branches and SB&T branches in Cornelia, Clarkesville, Blairsville and Dahlonega open.

Drive Thru service is handled by Pinny Live Tellers who are available at all Pinnacle branches: 7 AM – 7 PM, Monday – Friday and 8 AM – 2 PM, Saturday.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation during these challenging times. Thank you.