It should be noted that while Two Rivers Bank & Trust is willing to assist customers when appropriate, these programs and relief options are administered by third parties (I.e., SBA) and Two Rivers is not associated with the application or approval process.
There will likely be additional options that will become available and we will pass that information along as we get it.
We will continue to update our Small Business website page with any new information, so be sure to check there for more information: https://www.tworivers.bank/resource-center/events/ and follow us on facebook (www.facebook.com/tworiversbank )
In every city, in every town, a strong neighborhood has purpose. Recognizing a way to brighten a day, lending a helping hand, and creating long-lasting relationships to name a few. It only makes sense that your neighborhood bank has the same values. We are all in this together.
Two Rivers Bank & Trust is prepared to assist our clients facing financial hardship or loss of income as a result of being impacted by COVID-19. We are committed to working with our clients to reduce financial stress during this challenging and uncertain time. All employees who work directly with our clients are trained to assist those who are impacted and will provide the right support to address their unique personal needs. Assistance will be on a case-by-case basis, so please reach out to us directly at 888-226-6063 to discuss the best options for meeting your needs.
We are thankful to be a part of your neighborhood, and we appreciate the trust you put in us as your financial partner.
The United States Treasury Department could start issuing relief checks to American families as soon as next month.
As we wait for word on how this will all work – we have a warning. Scammers are already using the relief money to find new ways to trick you into giving it to them.
If you receive a text, e-mail or even a phone call from someone claiming to be from the government with a check for you. BEWARE.
People are already reporting this. These fake messages will claim to be able to deposit $1,000 or more directly into your bank account and will likely ask for your banking information. Do not, under any circumstance, give away your personal information via text, e-mail, or phone.
In the past weeks, COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) has affected nearly every aspect of day-to-day life. To combat the pandemic, businesses have already taken many steps. Most have needed to work toward constant cleanliness and reassure customers through email. The travel industry has offered incentives for customers to keep traveling, while constantly providing updates on the virus. Business emails, news programs, social media and even grocery store small talk cannot avoid the topic. As such, people around the world have given and received information and advice on almost every facet of the virus, from preventative measures and latest cancellations to the status of toilet paper at Costco.
Sometimes it seems as if there is as much misinformation as there is information. While most of us do our best to filter through the advice they find helpful or ludicrous, that general sense of public unease and concern offers an opportunity for scammers to shine.
The Virus of Coronavirus Scams
Scammers are opportunistic. They feed on panic and fear. For instance, scams flourish right after natural disasters (e.g., hurricanes, earthquakes) and scammers will pull on victims’ heart strings to encourage them to donate to a “worthy cause.” In reality, that money does not support victims, but rather the scammers and their network. Scammers command a sense of urgency and panic to extort money from countless individuals.
Common COVID-19 Cons
Scammers host an arsenal of fraud tactics during times like these, but here are a few common cons that you should be aware of: