Don’t Be Fooled By Fake Government Officials

 

Staten Island’s only community-based business bank warns of thieves masquerading as federal employees

 

STATEN ISLAND. N.Y. -- Scammers sometimes pretend to be government officials to get you to send them money. According to the Federal Trade Commission, they might promise lottery winnings if you pay “taxes” or other fees, or they might threaten you with arrest or a lawsuit if you don’t pay a supposed debt. Regardless of their tactics, their goal is the same: To get you to send them money.

Don’t do it.

Victory State Bank wants our friends and neighbors to be aware of this FTC message: Federal government agencies and federal employees don’t ask people to send money for prizes or unpaid loans. Nor are they permitted to ask you to wire money or add money to a prepaid debit card to pay for anything.

 

 

About Victory State Bank

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank.  For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited onlinehttp://www.victorystatebank.com.

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FCC Provides Cyber-Safety Resource For Small Businesses

 

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Information technology and high-speed Internet are great enablers of small business success, but with the benefits comes the need to guard against growing cyber threats.

Earlier this month, as part of an unprecedented collaboration with government experts and private IT and security companies, the Federal Communications Commission released the “Small Biz Cyber Planner,” a new easy-to-use online tool to help small businesses customize their own cyber-security plans.

Victory State Bank, Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, suggests that small-business owners familiarize themselves with this valuable online tool, available at www.fcc.gov/cyberplanner.

The “Small Biz Cyber Planner” online resource will enable any small business to create a customized guide tailored to its cyber-security needs by answering a few basic questions.

 By using this tool and implementing the planning guide, businesses can protect themselves, their information, and their customers from cyber threats.

The new online tool was developed as part of a collaboration with government experts and private IT and security companies, including DHS, NCSA, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The Chertoff Group, Symantec, Sophos, Visa, Microsoft, HP, McAfee, The Identity Theft Council, ADP and others.

 

 

ABOUT VSB BANCORP

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. 

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Victory State Bank Points To Free Help For Aspiring Business Owners

 

STATEN ISLAND, N .Y. – If you’re thinking about starting a business and don’t know how to put your dream into motion, Victory State Bank suggests you explore some of the free local resources available to aspiring entrepreneurs.

Hubs of information, for example, are the Staten Island Small Business Development Center at the College of Staten Island (718-982-2560); the Staten Island Chapter of SCORE (718-727-1221), and city initiatives such as NYC Business Solutions’ Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce (718-727-1900) also provides useful business-related information for entrepreneurs and consumers alike.

 

 

About Victory State Bank

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTC: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online http://www.victorystatebank.com.

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You Can Defend Against Annoying Telemarketers, Victory State Bank Advises

 

Staten Island’s only community-based business bank points to National Do Not Call Registry for relief from unwanted solicitations

 

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – If telemarketers are driving you crazy with seemingly relentless phone calls to your home, Victory State Bank suggests you sign up with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) National Do Not Call Registry.

The Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home.

Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website.

You can register your home or mobile phone for free by clicking on this link, which will bring you to the National Do Not Call Registry’s sign-up page.

WARNING FROM THE FTC

The FTC also wants consumers to know that scammers have been making phone calls claiming to represent the National Do Not Call Registry. The calls claim to provide an opportunity to sign up for the Registry. These calls are not coming from the Registry or the Federal Trade Commission and you should not respond to these calls.

 

 

About Victory State Bank

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTC: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online http://www.victorystatebank.com.

 

 

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Wellness Forum and Health Screening at Staten Island Mall

 

STATEN ISLAND, .Y.Y – As Staten Island’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank is interested in both the financial and personal health of our friends and neighbors.

With this in mind, we are calling attention to a wellness forum and health screening event to be hosted by Borough President James S. Oddo.  The showcasing will take place tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9 in the Center Court of the Staten Island Mall, New Springville.

The free event is made possible by collaboration with Richmond University Medical Center and Staten Island University Hospital.

Designed to spotlight fitness, health information and healthy living, the event, the HealThySelf Wellness Forum, will feature health screenings, health insurance navigation, stress management techniques, smoking cessation, integrative medicine, nutrition, substance-abuse information and diabetes education.

Demonstrations of fitness trends and family friendly performances with healthy messaging will also take place throughout the day.

The event will also have an outdoor component as the GrowNYC Green Market will hold its seasonal opening that day in the Mall parking lot. Healthy cooking demonstrations by the Port Richmond High School Culinary Institute will be a highlight. The Green Market will be open Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 “This forum is designed to introduce people who are interested in changing their lives to health trends and fitness concepts in a relaxed atmosphere,” said Oddo, who explained that he’s not interested in banning junk food, but in educating those who need help changing their lives to do so.

 “It’s important for Staten Islanders to see their health care provider at least once a year and discuss their biometrics,” said Dr. Ginny Mantello, director of health and wellness at the Borough President’s Office. “These are your key numbers – indicators of health,” she said.

Such significant numbers include blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol and waist circumference. Learning about these indicators and more will be a focal point of the event. There will also be free giveaways.

Other partners who will participate in the event include the JCC, YMCA, NYC Parks ShapeUp, SI Boot Camp, Weight Watchers, Shop Rite, Tackling Youth Substance Abuse, IlluminArt, Susan E. Wagner High School Theatre Department, Sundog Theatre and special thanks to the Staten Island Mall.

The Staten Island Borough President’s Office may be visited online at www.statenislandusa.com

 

 

About Victory State Bank

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTC: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online http://www.victorystatebank.com.

 

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