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Beware of Online Dating Scams

Beware of Online Dating Scams

In today’s “digital world,” online dating websites have become a popular way to meet new people. However, many who participate may not realize that using these websites can pose some risks. Online dating scams are becoming more prevalent and can range from people posing as someone they are not to serious financial fraud activity.

Friday, May 10, 2024
Categories: Scams and Alerts

Community Banker Making an Impact

Chief Credit Officer, Ryan Boebel featured in WBA's Member News

Thursday, May 9, 2024
Categories: Bank News
How to Avoid Mail and Email Scams - Community First Bank is Here to Help

How to Avoid Mail and Email Scams - Community First Bank is Here to Help

Unfortunately, criminals who specialize in scamming and the people who fall victim to their tactics continue to increase in frequency. With each occurrence, scammers learn how to evolve their methods to successfully prey on innocent victims.

Friday, May 3, 2024
Categories: Scams and Alerts
Dare to Dream: First-Time Homebuyer Options at Community First Bank

Dare to Dream: First-Time Homebuyer Options at Community First Bank

Owning a home is a significant milestone in one's life, symbolizing stability, security, and a place to call “Home Sweet Home.” However, for many first-time homebuyers, navigating the complex world of mortgages, down payments, and interest rates can be overwhelming. That's where Community First Bank comes in, offering guidance to those just beginning their journey to homeownership.

Friday, April 5, 2024
Categories: Bank NewsCommunity
Badger Brothers Coffee Receives Community First® Accelerate Grant through Partnership with Community First Bank

Badger Brothers Coffee Receives Community First® Accelerate Grant through Partnership with Community First Bank

Platteville, WI (January 2024)– Badger Brothers Coffee was awarded a $25,000 grant through their partnership with Community First Bank on behalf of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBank Chicago) through its Community First® Accelerate Grants for Small Business (Accelerate Grants).

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Categories: Bank NewsCommunity

Community First Bank (CFB) Recognized for Financial Literacy Efforts

Boscobel, WI (October 24, 2023) – Dan Klahn is pleased to announce that Community First Bank, and its banker volunteers, will be recognized by the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation’s (WBF) Excellence in Financial Education (EFE) Award at the upcoming WBA FLEX Retail and Marketing Summit on November 15–16.

Friday, October 27, 2023
Categories: Bank News
Can You Spot a Phishing Scam?

Can You Spot a Phishing Scam?

Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. And in this time of expanded use of online and mobile banking, the problem is only growing worse. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission’s report on fraud estimates that American consumers lost a staggering $8.8 billion to phishing scams and other fraud in 2022—an increase of more than 65% over 2021.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Categories: Scams and Alerts
Business ACH Payment Fraud

Business ACH Payment Fraud

We have seen recent situations where several businesses received an email from a vendor to change the way that they get paid. The email included a new account and routing numbers; however, this was a fraudster attempting to re-route the ACH payment. Verbal authentication of any payment change is highly suggested. Here is a great resource from NACHA with additional Fraud that is popular currently.

Thursday, September 7, 2023
Categories: Scams and Alerts
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