How your business can avoid PPP scams

PPP loans have been rolling out since early April, with intermittent gaps related to funding of the program. Scammers, however, have been in full force since COVID-19 first hit the news. Businesses and consumers both have found themselves in the...

/ May 13, 2020

Coronavirus scams, part 2: PPP fraud

Scammers and cyber criminals are in full force hoping to cash in on the recent Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and, Economic Security Act (CARES) act. The internet is rife with articles and blog posts telling...

/ April 14, 2020

Avoid coronavirus (COVID-19) scams

Scammers and cyber criminals are now emerging hoping to prey on fears amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. What can you do to avoid these scams? Be wary of unsolicited offers of cures, free tests and other emails. Scammers often try...

/ March 16, 2020

How to protect your identity after a disaster

I have received several calls over the past few days about how to protect your identity after a disaster. Many people’s homes have been damaged, or even destroyed, and their sensitive information may have been displaced due to the storms....

/ March 12, 2020

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

Be Smart with your Last-Minute Online Shopping!

Scams, schemes and fraud; they are the last things on our minds this holiday season. However, we need to have a plan to be aware and avoid fraud. If we do not have a plan, someone else will – and...

/ December 18, 2019

Cybersecurity – We are all human

Have you ever made a cybersecurity mistake? I have. Don’t feel bad though, it happens to all of us – from the tech savvy to the not-so-tech savvy, we are all susceptible to letting an attacker in. The most important...

/ November 14, 2019

Thank you, veterans

I wanted to personally say thank you to all of our veterans for making our freedoms possible. Image courtesy of time.com Veterans remain a target for fraud Veterans continue to be a target of scams and fraud. According to a...

/ November 8, 2019