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Target Card Breach

Pine River State Bank
103 Mill Street S.
P.O. Box 67
Pine River, MN 56474

What's New

Target Card Breach
Pine River State Bank has received a list of our debit cards that have been compromised due to the Target Data Breach. We have closed the listed cards   in an effort to protect our customers and we will be reissuing cards to those affected. To those customers who have been affected, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please call 218-587-4463 with any questions or concerns.

Special Holiday Hours

Pine River State Bank will be closing early on Christmas Eve, December 24th. Our Lobby will be closing at 1:00pm and the Drive-up at 2:00pm. Our Business day (Cut-off time) will be 1:00pm. The bank will also be closed in observance of Christmas Day and New Years Day.

We wish all of our customers a safe and happy holiday season.


Target Corporation was recently hit by a extensive theft of credit card and debit card numbers. At this time it is estimated about 40 Million credit/debit card numbers could have been compromised. Target is working with investigators to find the cause of the data breach. Currently they are saying that this breach only affected customers who used their cards in store. Transactions that were completed online do not seem to be affected. Pine River State Bank is aware of this issue and we are working with our debit card provider, Élan, to keep your information safe. Currently there has been no list issued of potentially  compromised cards. We are recommending that all of our customers that used their debit cards at a Target store between the dates of November   27th and December 15th to CAREFULLY review your account activity for anything suspicious. If and when we find out that our cardholders  debit cards have been compromised as a part of this data breach, we will reach out to those individuals and issue new cards. If you have any questions or concerns about this situation, please contact us at 218-587-4463 and we would be happy to answer any additional questions.  

FREE Community Shred Day THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14th!

Pine River State Bank is having a FREE Community Shred Day THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14th!

Safeguard yourself and your family against Identity theft; this is a quick, and free opportunity to shred old documents and papers you no longer need to keep.

Community Shred day is at the Pine River State Bank in Pine River, Friday November 14th from noon until 2pm.
Sponsored by Paper Storm Document Shredding and Pine River State Bank, Pine River.

It's almost that time of year again, TAX TIME. Do you know where your monthly bank statements are? Make 2013 easier and switch to E-Statements. They are a free, easy, and convenient way to keep track of your monthly statements. No more searching through piles of papers, your e-statements are right at your fingertips and just a click away.

Beware of automated telephone calls and bogus text message alerts (a scam known as smishing) being sent to your cell phone that are supposedly from Pine River State Bank. The bogus messges are designed to get you to take action immediately by saying the bank account or debit card has been closed or deactivated.  A phony phone number is given for you to call to reactivate the account.  Once it is called, the scammers ask for card information or bank account information, pin numbers and social security numbers.
How to protect yourself:
*Never respond to an e-mail, phone call or text message that wants your personal financial information.  The Pine River State Bank has this information and will NEVER ask for it this way.
*If you receive an alert like this and want to check it out, call the Pine River State Bank directly or call the number on the the back of your debit card.
*Never click on any Web links provided in a text message.
*Delete the phony text message.
*If you have fallen for the scam, contact Pine River State Bank IMMEDIATELY.

Fraudulent emails which appear to be from the FDIC.

Dear Valued Customer of the Pine River State Bank,

We have been notified by the FDIC of FRAUDULENT e-mails circulating which appear to be sent from the FDIC.  The subject line of the fraudulent e-mail includes the wording “check your Bank Deposit Insurance Coverage”.

The e-mails state:  “You have received this message because you are a holder of a FDIC-insured bank account.  Recently FDIC has officially named the bank you have opened your account with as a failed bank, thus, taking control of its assets.”


The e-mail asks recipients to visit the official FDIC website by clicking on a hyperlink provided.  By clicking on the link it is believed unknown software will be downloaded to your computer.  It is an attempt to collect personal or confidential information which could be used to commit identity theft.

Please do NOT access the web site listed in the e-mail or download the files provided on the fraudulent website.

The FDIC official website has an entire section devoted to Consumer Protection.  Their official response to the fraudulent e-mails is shown under the Consumer Alert section.

Please direct any questions to Kirsten Demars, Senior Vice President at (218) 587-4463.

Health Savings Accounts
Health Savings Accounts are a great financial tool to help with the high cost of healthcare.   It is a great way to save money for future health related expenses.  Health savings accounts are now available.

Online Bill Pay

Online Bill Pay is a free, simple, convenient and secure way to pay your bills anytime, anywhere.  You can make one time payments, set up recurring payments and make sure your bills are paid on time.  It is a great way to pay bills without the hassle of checks!  Stop by any of our locations for more details.

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