Community & Bank News

Woodford County Sweet Dreams Project

The Woodford County branches of United Bank will be participating in a special holiday project called the Sweet Dreams Project. This project is conducted by the United Way and will support local students.The Woodford County branches of United Bank are hosting a drive from November 22 through December 8. The items needed are:

‘Jury Duty’ Phone Scam Reported in Kentucky

November 15, 2016 - Today Attorney General Beshear issued a Scam Alert to help Kentuckians avoid falling victim to a “jury duty” telephone scam. The U.S. Marshals Service recently warned of the scam sweeping much of the country and reports of such calls are now been made to the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office. The caller, who pretends to be a U.S. Marshal, court worker or other federal or state law enforcement authority, claims you failed to appear for jury duty and must pay a fine immediately over the phone or risk arrest. 

Possible debit/credit card compromise at Eddie Bauer stores

If you have shopped at the clothing store chain Eddie Bauer this year and used your debit or credit card, please note this important information: an Eddie Bauer spokesperson reported August 16 they have detected and removed malicious software from point-of-sale systems at all of their 350+ stores in North America. Credit and debit cards used at those stores during the first six months of 2016 may have been compromised in the breach.

United Bank warns customers of free cruise scam

Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a scam alert today to help Kentuckians avoid being swindled by a free ocean cruise scam.

Kentuckians are reporting a phone call claiming they have won a free cruise. The caller, who often pretends to be a travel agent, says in order to accept the free cruise, the consumer must make a deposit or pay an upfront booking fee. The caller claims the deposit is “no risk” and is fully refundable.

Once the deposit is made, however, the phony agent makes-off with it and never provides the cruise.

2016 Freedom Fest

The Woodford Humane Society's annual Freedom Fest Event was held Saturday, July 25, 2015. It was an evening of fine dining and drinks, art and design, music, dancing, all while surrounded by the beauty of Ashford Stud. The event takes place in and around the horse barns to make a glamorous evening for a great cause.

United Way Volunteers

United Bank supports the United Way. Many of our staff regularly volunteer with United Way like Elizabeth Hobbs and Amanda Hensley, who helped promote the United Way’s BankOn Program. We also have volunteers for the United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Beware of Skimmers

Best advice is to check the card reader carefully before inserting your card. If it moves, has wires or just doesn't look right, contact the attendant.

Skimmers being used to steal card information in the Central Kentucky region.

 

Midway Branch visitor

You never know who will show up at the teller window! Ansel "the ribbon cutting dog" came to visit Stacy and staff one day. Ansel is a fixture of Midway and he appears in every new business ribbon cutting photo. He's a real "photo hound"!