Consumer Fraud Alert

We at Beneficial State Bank (formerly Pan American Bank and Finance and Thrift Company) value our relationship with you as our customer and for that reason are alerting you to a potential scam of which we have become aware.  Under the scam, a person contacts our customer and, for a fee, offers to help him or her make their monthly loan payments or even pay off the loan at a significant discount.


Please be aware that only Beneficial State Bank employees are authorized to negotiate with you or to discuss accounts you have with Beneficial State Bank or its predecessors Pan American Bank and Finance and Thrift Co.


If you are contacted by someone offering this “service,” please be warned that the person is likely perpetrating an illegal fraud against you and us, and are actually setting you up to steal your money.  If you were to agree to the scam, not only could you lose any “fee” you paid the scammer, it could also result in a default on your loan, repossession of your vehicle and serious damage to your credit rating.


Should you be contacted by anyone offering such services or assistance, please IMMEDIATELY contact your local Beneficial State Bank branch office or call us at 559-781-9560 ext. 98401.  We also encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or wish to discuss your account with us.


Once again, we thank you for trusting us with your business and rest assured that we will remain vigilant in working with you to stop the type of fraud described in this notice.


 Very truly yours,


Beneficial State Bank


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