Security Center

New Peoples Bank is dedicated to enhancing and maintaining prudent security standards and procedures to protect against unauthorized access or use of your nonpublic personal information and records. These security procedures also protect former customers and consumers who have applied for an account or service at New Peoples Bank for as long as the information is retained.

Security Procedures to Protect Confidential Information

We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal guidelines to guard your nonpublic personal information against unauthorized access or use. Our employees are subject to a corporate code of ethics and other policies that require maintaining the confidentiality of customer information.

New Peoples Bank utilizes state of the art security technology to protect your data and transmissions over the internet. Any applications or enrollment forms on the New Peoples Bank web site use 128 bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to transfer your information across the internet to us.

If you send us e-mail, we may retain the content of the email and your e-mail address in order to respond to questions or concerns that you may have. You may send emails to Please do not include any personal or confidential information such as account numbers, SSN's, usernames or passwords in this email for security reasons. Since we cannot ensure our response back to you is secure, we will not include nonpublic personal information such as account numbers or social security numbers in the response.

New Peoples Bank encourages you to help us protect your information and to keep your information accurate. If you suspect someone has made unauthorized transactions on your New Peoples Bank accounts, or if you believe that any information about you is not accurate, please contact your local branch or call 276-873-7000.

Although New Peoples Bank has taken these reasonable and appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information is secure, we cannot guarantee that the nonpublic information you provide will not be intercepted by others and decrypted. We are not liable for a breach of security that occurs for reasons outside our control.

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Interactive Debit Card Fraud Text Alerts

With New Peoples Bank fraud monitoring, keeping your card safe is as easy as sending a text, providing you a new security feature from New Peoples Bank.

As of August 7, 2017, our fraud prevention services will be enhanced in an increased effort to identify fraudulent transactions more quickly, prevent future card fraud, and reduce the inconvenience to our cardholders. You will now receive a text alert asking you to confirm if suspicious purchases are valid. These text messages will display a sender number of 707-56. The system will also include interactive voice and email fraud notifications if no response is received by text or phone call. We will ONLY ask if you did or did not make the purchase(s). We will NEVER ask for account or personal information via text message or email.

We are excited to offer this new fraud prevention service as your security and account protection is our priority. To facilitate the effectiveness of this program and to ensure you receive these notifications promptly, it is important we have your current contact information in our system. Please call any branch location to confirm your current cell phone number and email address are on file, especially if either of these have recently changed. For more information regarding these fraud alerts, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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Is this service 24 hours, or only in a certain window?

In other areas of business, we have calls only going out during certain hours so cardholders aren't being called after normal waking hours. Emails will be sent 24 hours. Texts will be sent from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the cardholder's time zone. Calls will be sent from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the cardholder's time zone. Texts and voice calls pending from the night before will be triggered the following morning at the applicable time noted above. Agents are available 24/7.

How can I stop text messages if I don't want to receive them any longer?

All you need to do is respond back to the SMS text alert with the word STOP.

Can the alerts be sent to customers travelling internationally?

We are unable to send texts or phone calls internationally, but please make sure your email address is current as we can always email you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How do customers enroll?

You will receive an opt-in enrollment text from 707-56. Reply YES to enroll. Follow the instructions within the text alert. You must opt in to take advantage of the interactive debit card fraud text alert service.

What triggers these alerts?

Transactions that we have identified as potential fraud trigger the alerts.

If I receive an alert, does that automatically block my account from further purchases?

The majority of suspected fraud accounts will be blocked, just as they are today. However, some lower risk items may not be declined.

If I respond back that the transaction(s) are valid, will you automatically unblock my account?

Yes, but please keep in mind that it could take 5-10 minutes for a block to be removed in some situations.

If a transaction is declined due to suspected fraud, but I validate that I did make the purchase, can I try to complete the purchase again?

Once the alert is updated in our fraud system, you can attempt the transaction again, usually within 5-10 minutes of the initial call/text/email to validate activity.

What if my "yes" or "no" text response has a typo?

The system will accept many common typo variations of "yes" or "no" in your text message response. If the system cannot understand what was typed, it will generate a message to call a representative for help.

Is there a difference for consumer and business cardholders?


Can I establish preferences through my mobile app?

Fraud alerts are not configured through a mobile app, but rather through our fraud systems. The standard order of engagement is:

  • Text
  • Voice Call
  • Email

Alerts generated overnight result in an email only until calling and texting hours are available. Texts will be sent from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the cardholder's time zone. Calls will be sent from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the cardholder's time zone.

How do incoming and outgoing voice calls work?

If a mobile phone is on record, a text alert will be triggered first. All numbers on record that are identified as a mobile phone will be utilized. If we do not receive a response to the text(s), the system sends an automated voice call asking you to confirm if authorizations are valid or unrecognized. If you select "Not Recognized," the call is transferred to an agent to confirm the fraudulent transaction(s). If there is no response to the text or voice call, an email is sent requesting that you confirm the transactions are valid.

ATM Safety Precautions

As with all financial transactions, please exercise discretion when using an ATM or night deposit facility. For your own safety, be careful. The following suggestions may be helpful.

  • Prepare for your transactions at home (for instance, by filling out a deposit slip) to minimize your time at the ATM or night deposit facility.
  • Mark each transaction in your account record, but not while at the ATM or night deposit facility. Always save your ATM receipts. Don't leave them at the ATM or night deposit facility because they may contain important account information.
  • Compare your records with the account statements you receive.
  • Don't lend your ATM / VISA Check card to anyone.
  • Remember, do not leave your card at the ATM. Do not leave any documents at a night deposit facility.
  • Protect the secrecy of your Personal Identification Number (PIN). Don't tell anyone your PIN. Don't write your PIN where it can be discovered. For example, don't keep a note of your PIN in your wallet or purse.
  • Prevent others from seeing you enter your PIN by using your body to shield their view.
  • If you lose your ATM card or if it is stolen, promptly notify us. You should consult the other disclosures you have received about electronic fund transfers for additional information about what to do if your card is lost or stolen.
  • When you make a transaction, be aware of your surroundings. Look out for suspicious activity near the ATM or night deposit facility, particularly if it is after sunset. At night, be sure that the facility (including the parking area and walkways) is well lighted. Consider having someone accompany you when you use the facility after sunset. If you observe any problem, go to another ATM or night deposit facility.
  • Don't accept assistance from anyone you don't know when using an ATM or night deposit facility.
  • If you notice anything suspicious or if any other problem arises after you have begun an ATM transaction, you may want to cancel the transaction, pocket your card and leave. You might consider using another ATM or coming back later.
  • Don't display your cash; pocket it as soon as the ATM transaction is completed and count the cash later when you are in the safety of your own car, home, or other secure surrounding.
  • At a drive-up facility, make sure all the car doors are locked and all of the windows are rolled up, except the driver's window. Keep the engine running and remain alert to your surroundings.

We want the ATM and night deposit facility to be safe and convenient for you. Therefore, please tell us if you know of any problem with a facility. For instance, let us know if a light is not working or there is any damage to a facility. Please report any suspicious activity or crimes to both the operator of the facility and local law enforcement officials immediately.

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