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bankHometown contributes $10,000 to NewVue Communities℠

FITCHBURG, MA: Michael Hewitt, President and CEO of bankHometown, announced the bank has contributed $10,000 to NewVue Communities℠.  NewVue Communities is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating strong and healthy neighborhoods where residents choose to live, work, and invest. By taking a leadership role in the community and being inn...

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5 Smart Things to Do with Your Tax Return

What's not to love about receiving money? It's why millions and millions of people play the lottery each year. And while most won't be lucky enough to win the jackpot, they may very well receive money in a far more common way — getting a tax refund. For some Americans, tax time is a time of excitement as they wait for a check in the mail or an e...

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Imposter Scams

Chances are good that someone you know has been scammed. They may not talk about it, but the statistics do. The truth is that sharing what you know can help protect someone who you know from a scam. People listen to you because they trust you. You’re a friend, a neighbor, a relative. We'll be posting different articles to help you start that...

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bankHOMETOWN’S 13TH ANNUAL “NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS” CAMPAIGN CONCLUDES

OXFORD, MA – bankHometown concluded the 2016 campaign with total donations of $17,500.00, representing contributions from personal and business customers and employees, and a dollar for dollar matching gift from the Bank. Individual checks in the amount of $2,500.00 were presented to each of seven participating food pantries at a holiday rec...

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Cardholders at Risk for Holiday Phishing and Malware Campaigns

Cardholders at Risk for Holiday Phishing and Malware Campaigns The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has released a statement reminding individuals to remain vigilant when browsing or shopping online this holiday season. Fraudulent seasonal campaigns put cardholders at risk for security...

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Mobile Deposit – Point. Click. Deposit!

With the bankHometown Mobile App and your mobile device, you can: Deposit checks securely Pay bills Activate or deactivate your ATM/Debit Card Check the balance and history of your bankHometown accounts Transfer money and more! Already a bankHometown Online Banking Customer? Download the App now! All you need is bankHometown...

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Cyber Security Awareness Month – Spam & Phishing

Cybercriminals have become quite savvy in their attempts to lure people in and get you to click on a link or open an attachment. The email they send can look just like it comes from a financial institution, e-commerce site, government agency or any other service or business. It often urges you to act quickly, because your account has been com...

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Cyber Security Awareness Month – Keep a Clean Machine.

The Internet is a powerful and useful tool, but in the same way that you shouldn’t drive without buckling your seat belt or ride a bike without a helmet, you shouldn’t venture online without taking some basic precautions. Viruses Viruses are harmful computer programs that can be transmitted in a number of ways. Although they differ in many...