Monthly Archives: September 2017

Equifax Cyber Fraud Update

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On September 7, 2017, Equifax announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers.  Criminals exploited a website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files between mid-May through July 2017. The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security Numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers of approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers, and dispute documents with personally identifying information for 182,000 U.S. consumers were accessed.

To find out if you are one of the affected individuals, Equifax has established a dedicated website, equifaxsecurity2017.com,screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am to help consumers and to sign up for free credit file monitoring and identity theft protection. The offering, called TrustedID Premier, includes 3-Bureau credit monitoring of Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion credit reports; copies of Equifax credit reports; the ability to lock and unlock Equifax credit reports; identity theft insurance; and Internet scanning for Social Security Numbers – all complimentary to U.S. consumers for one year. Equifax has also set up a dedicated call center number at 866-447-7559 and is open every day from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Eastern time.

Equifax will send direct mail notices to consumers who were directly impacted.  The above website and phone will allow concerned U.S. consumers to confirm if they were impacted. Grandpoint Bank recommends our customers review the free premium monitoring service provided by Equifax.

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Junior Roman Joins Bank of Tucson

Junior Roman CroppedWe’re pleased to announce that Junior Roman has joined Bank of Tucson as Vice President and Relationship Manager. This former Chicago White Sox professional minor league player is batting for our team, now!

Junior comes to us by way of Bank of America, where he served as Financial Center Manager, and Tucson Old Pueblo Credit Union before that. In total, he has 13 years of banking experience.

Junior, who has risen quickly through the ranks during his banking career, attributes his success to going the extra mile to support his clients.

“I really care about all of them,” he says. “They see me as an advisor and become confident taking my advice.”

In fact, it was Junior’s close business relationships with his clients that led him to Bank of Tucson. After he heard about our bank and culture, and even lost some deals to us, he says he jumped at the opportunity to join us when a position opened up.

In addition to his work with Bank of Tucson, Junior is pursuing a degree in business management and finance with an eye toward further developing a long-term career in banking and helping Bank of Tucson grow.

Fluent in English and Spanish, Junior says his minor league baseball experience allowed him to learn about American culture. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Junior learned about differences with food, language, social habits and more.

Since moving to Arizona, he has always been eager to engage with his Tucson community, He has volunteered with the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, Pima Probation Partnership, the Eric Hyde foundation, the Boys & Girls Club of Tucson and Youth on Their Own.

As for his hobbies, it’s no surprise that he counts baseball among them. Two of his three sons play baseball, Junior coaches a Little League team and he’s a volunteer for professional baseball clinic for kids of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

We’re excited to have such a well-rounded, dedicated professional joining our team. Welcome, Junior.

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