2014 Tom Cook Scholarship
Applications for the 2014 Tom Cook Scholarship are now available to area senior students attending the following schools: Española Valley, Pojoaque, McCurdy Charter, Mesa Vista & Coronado. One (1) senior student from each school will be named a ($1,000) Tom Cook Scholarship winner. Applicants must be committed to attend college/university the fall 2014 semester. Application deadline is April 11, 2014. Click here to view the 2014 Tom Cook Scholarship application. Click here to read about Tom Cook; For more information about the scholarship call Valley National Bank's Marketing Department at 505-747-5242.
Target Security Breach
Our national news media are reporting an extensive security breach at Target stores across the country, potentially impacting 40 million credit card and debit card accounts. The breach impacts consumers who shopped at a Target store from Wednesday, November 27 through Sunday, December 15. According to recent information, the compromise did not impact online purchases.
Here are three simple steps you can take to protect your accounts:
Customers who have a Target REDcard should contact Target directly for additional information.
Telephone Fraud Alert
Telephone phishing scams can occur with land lines as well as cell phones. Individuals pose as a representative from a bank, or another financial institution, and illegally try to collect personal information from customers.
Our employees will never call customers via telephone or cell phone to request personal information such as bank account numbers, debit or credit card numbers, expiration dates or personal identification numbers unless a customer initiates the call. Telephone phishing scams can occur. If you are contacted, here is what you might expect:
You might receive a phone call stating that another named local bank is calling for security reasons because a credit or debit card needs to be reactivated.The calls originate from an automated phone system where individuals are directed to dial another phone number.When this new number is called, an automated system also answers this call, and it will ask you for a card number, expiration date and personal identification number. Callers typically dial random telephone numbers.If you receive a call of this nature, please hang up. Do not provide any information. If you receive this type of phone call, and have inadvertently given out personal financial information, please contact us ASAP.