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How the Social Security Scammer Stole Christmas
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How the Social Security Scammer Stole Christmas

You grab a mug of hot cocoa, wrap up in a blanket, and sink into the couch. It’s time to make a list and check it twice: Bake cookies. Wrap gifts. Trim the tree. All is calm and all is bright – until you’re interrupted by a phone call. An urgent voice on the other end says he is an official from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Your Social Security Number (SSN) has been suspended due to suspicious or criminal activity. Oh – and your bank account is about to be seized! In order to “reactivate” your SSN and keep…
Streaming Apps and Malware: What You Need to Know
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Streaming Apps and Malware: What You Need to Know

Streaming can be a convenient and cost-effective alternative to paying for cable and purchasing or renting DVDs. Its popularity has risen in recent years and it is now easier than ever to access video and TV shows through smart TVs, streaming boxes, and streaming sticks. Unfortunately, hackers are also using…
FTC Warns of Increase in Romance Scams, Costing Victims Millions
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FTC Warns of Increase in Romance Scams, Costing Victims Millions

The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers of growing attempts by scammers to commit fraud through online romance scams. A reported $143 million was lost to romance scams in 2018 – a median loss of $2,600 per consumer – and a higher total than for any other type of scam…
Fortifi Bank to Build New Branch in Ashwaubenon
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Fortifi Bank to Build New Branch in Ashwaubenon

Fortifi Bank will expand its services to include a full retail location to complement its well-established loan production office. Construction is already underway at the new location, 701 Cormier Rd. in Ashwaubenon and is expected to open mid-summer 2019. The new facility will replace the current northeast Wisconsin location at…
Hang Up on Medicare Card Scams
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Hang Up on Medicare Card Scams

Earlier this year, Medicare began sending new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits. The new cards help protect identities by replacing each person’s Social Security number with a unique Medicare number. As expected, scammers are trying to cash in on this change. These scammers typically reach out by phone…
Tech Support Scams on the Rise
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Tech Support Scams on the Rise

Tech support scams, which get people to pay for fake computer help or share their personal information, are convincing. They are also becoming more prevalent. Some scammers call and claim to be computer techs associated with well-known companies like Microsoft or Apple. Others send pop-up messages that warn about computer…
Cybersecurity: How to Detect and Prevent Phishing Scams
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Cybersecurity: How to Detect and Prevent Phishing Scams

When you receive an email or phone call referencing your bank account, credit card activity, or the Internal Revenue Service, do you assume it is safe to respond? If the name or company is familiar, our instinct is often to trust the source. Unfortunately, criminals have developed techniques that take…
Cybersecurity Alert: Protect Yourself from “Spectre” and “Meltdown” Security Flaws
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Cybersecurity Alert: Protect Yourself from “Spectre” and “Meltdown” Security Flaws

Have you heard the names Spectre and Meltdown circulating in the news? These recently announced computer security flaws have researchers concerned about the safety of sensitive data stored on computer devices. The full impact is currently unknown, but consumers and businesses using desktop computers, laptops, tablets, mobile devices, and cloud services…
1st National to Change Charters and Name
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1st National to Change Charters and Name

November 1, 2017— Berlin, Wis. — In August of 2017, 1st National Bank’s management team started the process to change from a national to a state bank charter.  In doing so, the bank stated they will be better aligned with the communities they serve, have additional resources to focus on…
Identity Theft Protection for Kids: What Parents Can Do
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Identity Theft Protection for Kids: What Parents Can Do

Identity theft is on the top of many consumers' minds lately, with new data breaches announced seemingly weekly. As masses of Americans turn to credit monitoring, fraud alerts, and other solutions to prevent their identities from being stolen, one group sometimes slips through the cracks: children. Parents: don't forget that…