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Skimming: Staying Safe While Shopping

As you’re eagerly getting ready for the holidays, inevitably there will be an increase in your shopping habits and debit card usage.  Because there has been an uptick in fraudulent activity throughout Wisconsin, it is important that you take a few minutes to review these safety measures: SKIMMING DEVICES: When using your debit card be aware of your surroundings; always check for skimming devices or people looking over your shoulder. A skimming device is a method used by criminals to capture data from the magnetic stripe on the back of a debit/ATM card. Devices used are smaller than a deck of cards and are often…
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Get Smart About Credit

Thursday, October 20 is the American Banker Association’s official Get Smart About Credit Day. With so many young people starting their adult lives burdened by significant debt and financial stress, let’s take a moment to review some of the “credit facts of life”. Protecting your Financial Identity Identity theft can…
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Stay Safe from Threats

The number of consumers and companies affected by cybercrimes continues to increase every year. It is estimated that cybersecurity incidents increased by 38 percent from 2014 to 2015, and the average cost per person incurred per stolen record was $154. As a result of 781 publicly acknowledged data breaches over…
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Keeping You Safe and Secure: Personal Information

Protect Your Personal Information Use caution in all aspects of your life Identity theft can wreak havoc in your life, with the possibility of financial ruin and the overall inconvenience.  In today's world, we spend a lot of time online—shopping, banking, bill paying, and simply communicating.  Don't take anything for…
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Keeping You Safe and Secure: Passwords

Don't Fall Victim to a Stolen Password Is Password1234 a good password? Cybercriminals may prey at any time, so why make it any easier for them? The effects of a stolen password are unimaginable—the security of your bank accounts, your email, or even your identity could be compromised. Know the importance…
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Keeping You Safe and Secure: Financial Exploitation

Financial Abuse an Unfortunate Occurrence Awareness of scams is key Financial exploitation occurs when a person takes or misuses the assets of another person for their own benefit—without their knowledge or consent.  The victims are typically seniors or disabled persons, and the abusers are often trusted persons in their lives.  Senior…
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Pokémon Go & Banking

Don't Set Off Alarms Playing "Pokémon Go" Use caution, common sense when gaming near banks (Madison) The augmented reality game "Pokémon Go" is everywhere, but gamers need to exercise situational awareness when playing. As of July 11, the game for mobile phones has been downloaded 7.5 million times in the…
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1st National Focuses Efforts on Financial Literacy

Berlin, Wisconsin, June 1, 2016 — 1st National Bank of Berlin announced today that Amy Vetrone will assume the role of Financial Literacy Coordinator. Strongly focusing its efforts towards financial literacy over the last five years, 1st National Bank will now have a dedicated full-time employee to oversee and expand…
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Direct Deposit and Direct Payment via ACH

With 1st National Bank's ACH and Wire Services, you can pay your bills or process your payroll electronically—giving you time to work on other aspects of your job.  Not to mention, with paper checks going the way of the dinosaur, setting up ACH payments will make your financial transactions safe, smart,…
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Local Professionals to Host BHS Reality Fair on April 28

Contact: Amy Vetrone Phone: 920.354.4055 Email: avetrone@myfirstnational.com Berlin, Wisconsin— Balancing your checkbook. Paying for your living expenses. Saving your money. Donating to charity. Preparing for an interview. Understanding employment expectations. These are all important life lessons that Berlin High School (BHS) Juniors will experience at the BHS Reality Fair. Scheduled…