Equifax Data Breach September 11, 2017
Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, reported a data breach last week that may affect as many as 143 million Americans – nearly 44% of the United States population. Equifax has set up a website (www.equifaxsecurity2017.com) that allows consumers to check if their information may have been exposed in the breach. […]Continue Reading..
ATM Skimmers Found In Marshfield November 30, 2016
On November 18, a skimming device was attached to our Marshfield North Central Office ATM in the early morning hours. It was removed 12 hours later after our staff had left for the day. We have been able to determine this timeframe because of our surveillance cameras directed at the ATM and drive up lanes. […]Continue Reading..
Free Money? There’s No Such Thing April 9, 2015
Free money sounds great. But if someone calls out of the blue telling you that you have been awarded thousands of dollars in a “free government grant,” don’t believe it – especially when the caller asks for your banking information. A grant phone scam may currently be targeting the 608 area code, and the Wisconsin […]Continue Reading..
Spring Break: A Time for Warm Sun and Cold-Hearted Scams March 16, 2015
College students and families statewide are finalizing their spring break plans and looking forward to some time away. But all that travel opens up opportunities for scammers to target elderly relatives back home with family emergency phone scams – more commonly known as the “grandparent scam.” To help protect family members in your absence, the […]Continue Reading..
Over the past week, scammers have attempted to rip off Craigslist sellers using fake State of Wisconsin Investment Board checks. Crooks are “paying” for small items on Craigslist with fake checks in large amounts ($1,900, for example). The checks list the State of Wisconsin Investment Board’s name and address. The seller is asked to cash […]Continue Reading..