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Did You Know, May is Older Americans Month?

Posted On: May 19, 2021 by Home State Bank in: Community

May is Older Americans Month and a number of Federal and State government agencies are providing tips about how to help protect those most susceptible from common scams.

Chances are good that someone you know has been scammed. While they may not talk about it, sharing what you know can help others from being a victim.

Identity Theft, Grandkid Scams, Work Form Home Scams and Charity Fraud are some of the thirteen different types of scams that the Federal Trade Commission has...

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Paycheck Protection Program Funds Have Been Exhausted Prior to May 31 Deadline

Posted On: May 10, 2021 by Home State Bank in: Community

SBA announced that the funding for the Paycheck Protection Program was exhausted on May 4, 2021 and has since closed the program, ahead of the scheduled deadline date of May 31, 2021.  It was reported earlier last week by SBA, that more than 107,000 PPP loans were approved in 2021 in Iowa; which has provided more than $2.88 billion in assistance.  Over the last year, it is estimated that Iowa businesses were provided with more than $8 billion in aid from the Paycheck Protection Program. ...

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Iowa Through Your Lenses Calendar Contest

Home State Bank Announces - 1st Annual Calendar Contest

Posted On: May 3, 2021 by Home State Bank in: Community

Home State Bank is excited to announce its 1st annual calendar contest.  Now through October 31, photos can be submitted for consideration in the IOWA THROUGH YOUR LENSES calendar contest for 2022.  This contest is open to bank customers, their family, employees and/or board members, showcasing our beautiful state.

Contest Themes and Deadlines are:

Now - May 15: winter scenery May 16 - June 30:  farm, agricultural July 1 - August...
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How to Spot Fraud

Posted On: February 18, 2021 by Home State Bank in: General

I’m from the “Government” and I’m Here to Help You

Except it’s not a government employee calling you, it’s a scammer.

The Federal Trade Commission’s 2020 statistics show that people reported losing more than $174 million in government-imposter scams. The median reported loss was $1,250.

With March announcements from the Internal Revenue Service that the individual federal income tax filing due date for the 2020 tax year has...

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