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Be Aware: Refund Scam in Maine

Recently, there have been reports in Maine of a scam where unsuspecting victims are tricked into providing their online banking credentials over the phone to scammers. They are told they have “qualified” for a refund, but an “error” occurs during the refund process and the victim is pressured into “returning” money that was never given… Read more »

Norway Savings Bank Announces Environmental Initiative Results for Earth Day

Nine-year effort report confirms environmental and financial impact NORWAY, Maine – Across the nation, organizations are taking steps to reduce their negative impacts on the environment – this is no different at Norway Savings Bank. As Earth Day approaches, an Environmental Recycling Activity Report, recently provided to Norway Savings by the bank’s recycling partner, confirms… Read more »

5 Ways to Make Money as a Kid

Are you looking to make a few extra bucks? Maybe you’re struggling to figure out how you can earn enough money to make a special purchase. We want to help! Here are 5 easy ways you can start earning & saving! We bet mom & dad will be on board! Collect bottles & cans: Get… Read more »

Recipes from NSB employee kitchens

Kielbasa Bites: From the kitchen of Brenda Moore Ingredients – 2 lbs kielbasa, sliced 3-4 T of brown sugar 1 T cider vinegar 3-5 T orange juice Extra virgin olive oil Directions – Brown kielbasa in oil and drain. Mix brown sugar, vinegar & orange juice together and add to kielbasa. Cook on low for 20-25 minutes,… Read more »

8 Tips for Protecting Yourself Online

Every year, millions of consumers fall victim to cybercrime. According to the 2017 Norton Cyber Security Insights Report, 143 million U.S. consumers were victims of cybercrime – more than half of the country’s adult online population – with losses totaling nearly $19.5 billion. Norway Savings Bank recommends the following tips to help keep your information safe online:… Read more »

Avoiding tech support scams

You’re working on your computer when, suddenly, a message pops up on the screen: “Virus detected! Call now for a free security scan and to repair your device.” That’s a tech support scam. Don’t call, text, or email. Legit tech support companies don’t operate that way. Scammers pose as big-name companies and use pop-up messages,… Read more »

6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Finances

As spring cleaning season begins, the American Bankers Association is encouraging consumers to put a priority on organizing their finances. ABA has highlighted six tips for getting your financial house in order. “With the tax season ending, spring is a great time to take a close look at your budget and bank account,” said Corey… Read more »

The Importance Of Backing Up Your Home Computer

Are you backing up your important computer files at home? Ransomware, malware and even a hard drive failure can strike a desktop or laptop PC at any time – and without backups you could lose photos, financial documents and other essential digital files forever. A great way to make sure you have a good backup… Read more »

Beware: Six phone scams that might surprise (and scare) you

Many people believe that the best way for thieves to steal funds is through the online and mobile banking.  This is far from true.  In reality, the easiest way for fraudsters to get your personal information is through YOU!  Over the years, they’ve tried all kinds of ways to talk you into handing over your… Read more »

12 Ways to Protect Your Mobile Device

Your mobile device provides convenient access to your email, bank and social media accounts. Unfortunately, it can potentially provide the same convenient access for criminals. Norway Savings Bank recommends following these tips to keep your information – and your money – safe. Use the passcode lock on your smartphone and other devices. This will make… Read more »