Category: Online & Mobile Fraud

IRS launches Identity Theft Central

Last month I wrote about free Identity Protection.  Any current customer with a Wilson Bank & Trust debit card can enroll today to get free ID protection through Mastercard. In preparation for the upcoming tax season, and subsequent identity theft...

/ March 2, 2020

WBT’s FREE Identity Monitoring – Mastercard ID Theft Protection

You have read about it in the news – a data breach. You hear about a friend, family member or co-worker who has suffered a hack of their identity. Identity theft can happen to anyone. The result of identity theft...

/ February 3, 2020

New Year’s Resolution: Protect Your Data

Make protecting your data a top priority this year. Do it now, before you’re in the middle of an incident like identity theft, and you’ll be glad you did. Remember Benjamin Franklin’s advice, “Do not put off until tomorrow what...

/ January 2, 2020

Facebook Account Security for Small Businesses

The National Cyber Security Alliance has released a short video on how to secure your business’ Facebook Page. The video covers 4 tips: Have a strong password Set up two-factor authentication Update your contact information Avoid suspicious request messages Check...

/ October 21, 2019

Defending against romance scams

Romance scams continue to target online users, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a short video recently advising users on the dangers of romance scams and how they work. It’s just 50 seconds long and includes great tips and...

/ September 13, 2019

IRS Warns of New Email Scam

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warned of a new email scam that is targeting individuals and businesses. The scam uses spoofed, or imitated emails containing subject lines, “Automatic Income Tax Reminder” or “Electronic Tax Return Reminder” that appear as if...

/ August 26, 2019

Spoofed Text Messages: Quick Tip

Did you know? Crooks will often send spoofed text messages that appear legitimate, in an attempt to get you to click on a link, or call a number, and ultimately divulge sensitive information. What should you do? If you have...

/ July 17, 2019
Vacation homes

Avoiding Vacation Rental Scams

Avoiding Vacation Rental Scams With the summer temperatures on the rise, so too are vacation rental scams. According to the Federal Trade Commission, here is how the scam works: You find a great house or apartment listed for rent on...

/ July 15, 2019

Detecting Bluetooth gas pump skimmers with your cell phone

Have you heard about gas pump skimmers? Most of us have – those annoying devices that crooks can plant inside the card reader on a gas pump, used to steal card numbers when we insert our card to prepay for...

/ June 17, 2019

Are you getting scammed?

The old adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” is still true today. Here are some tips to you recognize whether you’re being scammed: Imposters – Scammers often pretend to be someone you know and...

/ May 1, 2019