Spread the Word about Fraud Scams with the FTC’s “Pass It On” Campaign

by Stacy Tharp 11. December 2014

At 1st Mariner, keeping our customers educated about identity theft and other fraud scams is always a top priority.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s educational campaign, Pass It On, takes things a step further. The campaign was created to encourage consumers to not only educate themselves about consumer protection issues, but to pass on the information to others.

The campaign is targeted to the older generation since this age group is a common target demographic, and the consequences can be more severe to these people. The idea is to allow older people to become part of the solution to the growing problem of consumer fraud, not just the victims.

However, the information the FTC provides is useful to people of all ages, as anyone can become a victim of a scam. Click here to visit the Pass It On page where you can find articles, activities, presentations and bookmarks – all for free. How can you tell if you’re paying too much on your bills? How do you spot a heath care scam? This information and much more can be found on the Pass It On page. The only thing asked of you is that you then do your part by passing it on to someone else.

Pass It On

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Happy Thanksgiving from the 1st Mariner Team

by Stacy Tharp 20. November 2014

It's here. The moment you have been waiting for for the past 365 days. The 2014 1st Mariner Thanksgiving Video message. What could be better? Click below for 4 minutes of some good entertaining footage of your favorite local banking team. Enjoy the video, and enjoy your Turkey Day!

Toys for Tots: Everyone Deserves a Holiday

by Stacy Tharp 18. November 2014

Toys for Tots

Each year around the holidays, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve collects toys to distribute to less fortunate children through their Toys for Tots program. The goal of the program is to deliver, through a new toy, a message of hope to less fortunate children that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

Last year 57,000 toys were distributed to underprivileged children in the Baltimore region. This year, all of 1st Mariner Bank’s retail branches are collecting toys for the program. All of the toys we collect will be distributed to children in the Baltimore region.

If you’d like to donate a toy, stop in to any of our retail branch locations before December 12, 2014. Toys must be new and unwrapped. For more information about appropriate toys to donate, visit the Toys for Tots FAQ page.

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