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FRAUD ADVISORY: Inspector General Warns Public About Email Phishing Scheme

The Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is warning citizens about a suspicious email “phishing” scheme that recently surfaced. The Office of the Inspector General received reports that several hundred employees of a private company, with offices across the country, recently received an email message that appears to be from the Social Security Administration. The message alerts the recipient of “unusual” activity with his or her Social Security number.

This type of phishing scheme could lead to identity theft of Social Security benefit theft. Therefore, Acting Inspector General Stone urges all citizens to be extremely cautious when receiving requests to provide personal information over the internet or the telephone.

Heartland Scholarship Winners Announced

The winners of the 11th Annual Heartland Scholarship have been chosen. We received many excellent essays, making it a challenging decision. The winners are:

$1,000 winner – Hailey from Inver Grove Heights, MN
$500 winner – Brian from Montgomery, MN
$500 winner – Karly from Cottage Grove, MN

Gas Pump Sweep Finds 9 Card Skimmers in Minnesota


We encourage you to watch for skimmers on ATMs and gas pumps to protect yourself from fraud on your Heartland accounts. Plus, it’s important to monitor your accounts with Online Banking or Mobile Banking and alert us immediately if you notice purchases you did not make. Remember, you’re not liable for those purchases and we’ll get the money back into your account as quickly as possible. 

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Heartland Board of Directors Election Results

The following nominees were elected to serve the following terms on the Heartland Board of Directors.

• Rex Carlson (incumbent) – 3 year term
• Nanci Lilja (incumbent) – 3 year term
• Dale Lieb (incumbent) – 2 year term

eStatement Makeover


Starting March 1 we’re improving the way your eStatements look, making them clearer and easier to read. Read more for the upcoming changes.

Scammers Fake Social Security Email

January 28, 2016 – The subject line of the email says “Get Protected,” and the email talks about new features from the Social Security Administration (SSA) that can help taxpayers monitor their credit reports, and know about unauthorized use of their Social Security number. It even cites the IRS and the official-sounding “S.A.F.E Act 2015.” It sounds real, but it’s all made up.

Heartland Participates in Statewide Day of Kindness

Heartland Credit Union was one of 14 credit unions across the state of Minnesota participating in an orchestrated day to spread kindness in communities on Columbus Day, Monday, October 12.

Heartland volunteers visited Timber Hills Senior Living in Inver Grove Heights to assist with a variety of activities for the residents, including bingo and an Oktoberfest event. Timber Hills provides seniors a variety of comfortable living options from townhomes and senior apartments to assisted living.

Heartland Participates in Dozinky Days Parade


“We look forward to this parade each year,” said Kathy Harrington, Heartland President. “It’s great to get out into the community we serve and thank our members for their continued business, as well as meeting others in the community.”