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Fortifi Bank offers best options for small business funding.
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Fortifi Bank offers best options for small business funding.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Wisconsin office has recognized Fortifi Bank for its commitment to making financing more accessible to small businesses. Fortifi was named the top volume lender utilizing SBA financing in the $400 – 500 million asset category for 2019. “SBA-backed lending is one of the most effective options for small business to start, grow, expand and recover from adversity,” said Eric Ness, district director for SBA Wisconsin. “We congratulate Fortifi on its commitment to small business success and the SBA programs.” Fortifi’s investment in the program is also demonstrated by its designation of SBA Preferred Lender.…
Fortifi Bank President & CEO Eric Cerbins Announces Retirement
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Fortifi Bank President & CEO Eric Cerbins Announces Retirement

Fortifi Bank announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer Eric Cerbins has informed the company’s board of directors of his decision to retire on May 31, 2020 and step down as president and CEO effective immediately. The board has elected Gregory Lundberg, who served as the company’s executive vice…
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…
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…