Issue 17
OMB Connections
July 2017
Getting Down to Business                          
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  • Sign up for eStatements

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Small Business Financing
Old Mission Bank continues to be a leader in business financing in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. While offering competitive rates, our experienced lending team prides itself on getting to know our customers' businesses and properly structuring financing which is critical to any business's success. We leverage all tools at our disposal, including U.S. Small Business Administration guaranty and direct loan programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture loan guarantees and lending partners such as Northern Initiatives, to make loans that would otherwise not be possible. So, if you are thinking of starting a business or already own and operate a business and have a financing need, come see one of our experienced lending officers today. Thank you for choosing Old Mission Bank!
glass_detective_code.jpg Federal Trade Commission: Most ID Theft Victims Don't Need a Police Report
Seena Gressin, Attorney
When it comes to reporting and recovering from identity theft, we're simplifying the process by eliminating the need for a police report in most cases.
How does it work? When you report identity theft using IdentityTheft.gov, you'll answer some questions about what happened. IdentityTheft.gov then uses your information to create the tools you need to begin your recovery, including:
  • a personal recovery plan
  • pre-filled letters to send to merchants, banks, and others affected by the identity theft, and
  • an "Identity Theft Report," which is your official statement about the crime.

In most cases, you can use your Identity Theft Report in place of a police report to clear your account and credit records of transactions that resulted from the identity theft. That's because when you use IdentityTheft.gov, you're reporting the crime to the Federal Trade Commission, a federal law enforcement agency. Just like when you file a police report, you're legally obligated to tell the truth to the best of your knowledge, and subject to criminal penalties if you don't. That makes your Identity Theft Report powerful evidence that you're telling the truth.


By reducing the need for police reports, IdentityTheft.gov helps you get started on your recovery quickly, and helps free local police to focus on public safety. Still, contact the police to report identity theft if:

  • you know the identity thief, or have other information that could help a police investigation
  • an identity thief used your name in a traffic stop or any encounter with police, or
  • a creditor, debt collector, or someone else affected by the identity theft insists that you produce a police report.

To learn more about identity theft, browse the FTC's recovery steps or visit their Privacy and Identity page for prevention tips.

In This Issue
An Identity Thief Stole My Phone!

Sheryl Roth, Investigator, FTC


Identity theft can happen to anyone. I'm a fraud investigator, and I'd like to tell you about my identity theft. Knowing how to respond will help you if you ever have to recover your identity.


My purse was stole recently. Charges appeared on my credit cards before I even knew it was gone. [...] But the thief also got my phone, which had everything on it. Contacts, photos, other valuable (to me) data. The thief turned off my phone so I couldn't locate it using the "Find my Phone" feature. Even though I had a strong password to lock my phone, I didn't want to risk the thief getting into it. I was able to send an erase command that would wipe the device clean once it connected to the internet. [...] This led me to realize: there was a lot more I needed to do to protect my digital identity. Whether you've lost your device or you just want to be prepared, click here to view the full article containing tips you can take to protect your digital identity.

Pack of Facts
If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.

In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

A skunk's smell can be detected by a human a mile away.

It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point.

The first person selected as the Time Magazine Man of the Year - Charles Lindbergh in 1927.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

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