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Slam the Scam: Protecting Yourself from Government Imposter Scams

In the age of digital connectivity, scams have become increasingly sophisticated, preying on unsuspecting individuals through various channels. One of the most prevalent types of scams is government imposter scams, where fraudsters pose as representatives of government agencies to deceive victims into providing personal information or money. To combat this growing threat and raise awareness, the Social Security’s Office of the Inspector General has designated March 7, 2024, as National...



MyCard Rules - Card Management Alerts

2/29/2024 @ 7:30 am Please note that during the MyCard Rules - Card Management Update window, which occurred between 11:00 PM CT on February 28, 2024, and 7:00 AM CT on February 29, 2024, some customers may have received MyCard Alerts via Online & Mobile Banking. There is no immediate action required at this time. Below are examples of alerts automatically generated by our system during the update: Alert: Another user has altered the Resident Country card information for...



Med-Lake Laboratory

At Planters First Bank, we take pride in being one of the oldest family-owned banks in Georgia, with a rich history dating back to 1896. We currently operate eight full-service locations and have always remained committed to the financial well-being of our clients and communities. Find out why businesses and families come to us first – and bank with us for generations. “Planters First Bank has transformed our business model; Tracy Nesmith, Treasury Support Officer, introduced us to...



2023-2024 February Educator Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools

Planters First Bank proudly announces the 2023-2024 February Educator Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools. This spotlight program is held in conjunction with the Pulaski County School System through a nomination and directional process on choosing the educator for the monthly spotlight that will run from September through April of each school year. Congratulations, Laura Moore, for being selected as this month’s spotlight! I am a member of the Hawkinsville High School Class of 1979....



Beware of Tax Scams

It's that time of year again – tax season. As you gear up to tackle your taxes, scammers are gearing up, too, ready to exploit unsuspecting individuals. Here are some unmistakable signs of a tax scam and proactive steps you can take if you encounter one. IRS Impersonator Alert: If the caller is pushy, demanding immediate payment, or threatening legal action, it's likely a scam. The IRS never makes such calls. Hang up and contact the IRS directly to report the scam call. IRS...



Online Romance and Dating Scams

Love is in the air and online, but so are cybercriminals! According to a recent Pew survey, almost a third of Americans said they used an online dating service or app, and 10% of people in a relationship said that they met their partner online. These stats are even higher for younger people. Unfortunately, though, all this online romance creates opportunities for scammers. Ick! WHAT IS A ROMANCE SCAM? Romance scams are also called sweetheart scams, which refer to scams involving...



2024 Identity Theft Awareness Week

What Is Identity Theft? Identity theft is when someone uses your personal or financial information without your permission. They might steal your name and address, credit card, or bank account numbers, Social Security number, or medical insurance account numbers. And they could use them to buy things with your credit cards get new credit cards in your name open a phone, electricity, or gas account in your name steal your tax refund use your health insurance to get...



2023-2024 January Educator Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools

Planters First Bank proudly announces the 2023-2024 January Educator Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools. This spotlight program is held in conjunction with the Pulaski County School System through their nomination and directional process on choosing the educator for the monthly spotlight that will run from September through April of each school year. Congratulations, Sherri Collier, for being selected as this month’s spotlight! Sherri Collier is a para-professional at...



2024 Data Privacy Week

Commitment to Respecting Data by Becoming a 2024 Data Privacy Week Champion This year’s initiative emphasizes educating businesses on data collection best practices that respect data privacy and promoting transparency Planters First Bank announced its commitment to Data Privacy Week 2024 by registering as a Champion. As a Champion, Planters First Bank recognizes and supports the principle that all organizations share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal...



Best of Georgia 2023

Planters First Bank: The Secret to our Success is our Customers In the sphere of community banking, Planters First Bank has carved out a unique space that goes far beyond offering a comprehensive suite of financial services. Its connection to the people it serves has recently been recognized with the 2023 Best of Georgia Award—an honor bestowed by those very customers. President Eli Tinsley of Planters First Bank encapsulates the ethos that has earned the bank such esteemed regard:...



January is Financial Wellness Month

Is it paying bills on time, robust savings, a retirement fund, or affording a new car? Whatever financial health means to you, it starts with getting your finances in order. It’s easy to think that keeping track of your account balances is all you need to do to stay on top of your finances. But that is no longer true. Today, accounts are spread across multiple financial relationships. Where is your money going? To figure that out, you need to include savings and checking...



2023-2024 December Educator Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools

Planters First Bank proudly announces the 2023-2024 December Educator Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools. This spotlight program is held in conjunction with the Pulaski County School System through their nomination and directional process on choosing the educator for the monthly spotlight that will run from September through April of each school year. Congratulations,Theresa McGriff, for being selected as this month’s spotlight! Ms. Theresa McGriff is a Kindergarten...



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