Special Notice: Customer Account and Information Security

February 25, 2022
This is an important reminder about protecting your account and personal information.

With the fast-changing media reports regarding the Ukraine-Russia conflict, we want to reassure you that BCT has taken proactive precautions to the highest extent possible to safeguard against cyber threats.

You also play a significant role in protecting your account and private information.  We encourage each customer to exercise cyber security precautions by utilizing a few key best practices: 

  • Utilize Strong Passwords – Passwords should not be easy to guess and should use a minimum 8 alpha-numeric-symbol characters.
  • Update Devices – Ensure your desktop and mobile devices have the most recent security patches.
  • Update Anti-Virus Software – Ensure your desktop and mobile devices have antivirus software with the most current versions and virus definitions.
  • Email Safety- Don’t click on links or attachments in emails or text messages you are not expecting.  If in doubt, don’t click.
  • No Public Wi-Fi – Do not utilize public Wi-Fi or public devices when accessing sensitive accounts. 

BCT is committed to safeguarding all customer accounts and private information.  These best practices will help protect your account and private information. 

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About the Company

Founded in 1871, BCT-Bank of Charles Town, also known as The Community's Bank, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Potomac Bancshares, Inc. (OTC:PTBS). With approximately $830 million in assets as of December 31, 2023, the Company conducts operations through its main office, an additional eight branch offices, and two loan production offices.  BCT’s offices are located in Jefferson and Berkeley Counties (WV), Washington County (MD), and Loudoun and Stafford Counties (VA). The Bank provides various banking products and services including free access to over 55,000 ATMs through the Allpoint® network plus online and mobile banking for individuals, businesses, and local governments. The Bank also offers commercial lines and term loans, residential and commercial construction, commercial real estate loans, agricultural loans, and government contractor loans.  The Bank is also a Small Business Administration (SBA) Preferred Lender and offers Government Contractor loans and lines of credit. The Residential Lending division offers secondary market and portfolio mortgage loans, one-time close construction to perm loans, as well as home equity loans and lines of credit. For over 65 years, BCT Wealth Advisors has provided financial management, investment, trust, and estate services to its clients. In 2023, American Banker selected BCT as a “Top 200 Community Bank,” an annual listing of the best performing banks in the United States with assets under $2 billion.  BCT was voted a “Best of the Best” winner in the 2023 Journal-News Readers’ Choice Awards in four categories:  Bank, Mortgage Company, Loan Services, and Financial Planning.  In 2023, 2021, 2020, and 2019 the Bank was named a “Best Bank To Work For” by American Banker.

The Company's shares are quoted on the OTC Pink Sheet marketplace under the symbol "PTBS." For more information about Potomac Bancshares, Inc., and the Bank, please visit our website at www.mybct.bank.