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Utility Scam Targets Small Businesses March 1, 2015

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has received reports about recent utility scam attempts against small businesses in the state. DATCP urges Wisconsin residents and businesses to be on guard for threatening, unexpected phone calls regarding their utility accounts. In this operation, scammers call businesses and residents and falsely claim to […]

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Consumer Tips from Your Community Banker February 6, 2015

Guard Your Identity, Resources in 2015 Midwesterners, Wisconsinites in particular, are often friendly, trusting, and willing to help a stranger. But sometimes such laudable traits can backfire. Before you respond to a promotion or a plea for help, ask about documentation and security safeguards. A few common scams have become well-known and most people know […]

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Keys to Building an Emergency Fund September 15, 2014

Maintaining an emergency fund is a key component to reaching financial stability. Most consumers understand how important having this “rainy day fund” is, but it can be difficult to figure out how to start one. Another common question is how much you need to save. Here are three steps to help you get your emergency […]

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