Fraud is on the rise and Security State Bank Lewiston wants to be sure our customers protect themselves from criminals trying to gain access to their information. Phishing emails are very common and appear to come from trusted companies, commonly banks. These emails try to lure you into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft. Security State Bank will never contact you via email for important information so let us know if you ever suspect suspicious activity. Another common scam over the telephone involves callers posing as Microsoft employees looking to gain access to your computer for alleged updates or repairs. Simply hang up. These callers are trying to gain access to your personal information or sell a bogus update.