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Fake Fraud Alert Scam

December 14, 2022 Personal insights

If you get an SMS message supposedly from your bank about a fraud alert, be wary. The scheme tries to scare you into believing the scammers are representatives of your bank. An automated SMS message will appear on your phone, claiming to be a fraud alert from a banking institution. It’ll then ask if you recently made an instant payment in the …

Holidays Scams and Schemes

December 1, 2022 Personal insights

The holiday season is fast approaching, and with it, comes new fraud and scams that can impact you. Around this time of the year, there is an increase in deposit fraud, job scams, account takeover, and counterfeit check activity that can involve your bank accounts – but there are other scams to be aware of, too. As your trusted financial partner, …

How to Reduce the Risk of Online Purchases

July 5, 2022 Personal insights

Three Ways to Reduce Risk When Making Online Purchases In these uncertain times, there are lots of fraudsters trying to take advantage of you. One of the areas being targeted is online fraud. Fraudsters are trying to steal your personal information so it’s important you protect yourself. Here are three steps you can take to reduce your risk when …

How to Spot an ATM Skimming Device

July 5, 2022 Personal insights

What you need to know regarding ATM Skimming Devices As a reminder that fraud comes in all forms, skimming devices are a constant threat and due diligence needs to be used when paying with your debit and credit cards. A skimming device is a piece of equipment fraudsters attach over card readers at ATMs, self-service payment kiosks at gas pumps, or …

How to Make a Mobile Deposit

July 5, 2022 Personal insights

Deposit Your Next Check With Your Phone Making a deposit with your phone is an easy process and will save you a trip to the bank. But, if you have never done this before it may be a bit intimidating. At Wisconsin Bank & Trust, we want to make this process as easy as possible for you - it's as simple as sign, tap, snap, deposit: Sign: Sign and …