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How To Identify Travel Scams

How To Identify Travel Scams

Vacation season presents a golden opportunity for scammers. Their targets are typically looking for bargains and are more likely to let their guard down, especially now with demand for rentals and hotel space at an all time high. For those hoping to get some rest and relaxation away from work and other responsibilities, the competition for that perfect vacation spot can present a perilous lure--and scammers know it.

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Beware These Summertime Scams

Beware These Summertime Scams

With the arrival of summer and the easing of shelter in place restrictions nationwide, people are planning vacations, looking for jobs, and starting home improvement projects. 

Unfortunately, scammers are gearing up to take advantage of these summertime, post-quarantine activities with a wide array of schemes aimed at turning your plans, projects and even your aspirations into cold hard cash.

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Our Journey to One Million Steps

Our Journey to One Million Steps

It’s that time again for NLNB’s annual “Race to a Million”.  For the next 90 days NLNB teams of three will be lacing up their walking shoes and putting their best feet forward and race to be the first team to reach one million steps.  The first team to reach a million steps will win bragging rights, and a total of $750 for the team to donate to the nonprofit of their choice.  That $250 for each team member! 

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Quarantine Fatigue Is Real and It Could Kill Your Company

Quarantine Fatigue Is Real and It Could Kill Your Company

Quarantine fatigue is not only sending people to crowded bars in Wisconsin. We’re all getting tired of it—call it quaran-tigue—and that could spell trouble on the cybersecurity front. 

Multiple studies and articles of late have noted a trend that could have serious repercussions in the days, weeks and months to come. The caution employers and employees alike had talked about in making WFH (work from home) a workable, secure answer to widespread social distancing measures has given way to overconfidence

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Be On The Lookout For These Covid-19 Healthcare Scams

Be On The Lookout For These Covid-19 Healthcare Scams

Covid-19 quickly revealed shortages (and organizational) shortcomings that worried consumers, whether it was the availability of PPE supplies, medical treatments, or diagnostic tests. Each of these deficits provided criminals with hard to resist lures that continue to be used in phishing and malware campaigns.

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Our Response to Coronavirus

Keeping our customers, our communities and our employees safe is a top priority and we want to share the steps we are taking in response to coronavirus.

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How To Identify Covid-19 Stimulus and Employment Scams

How To Identify Covid-19 Stimulus and Employment Scams

The response from federal, state, and local government agencies and organizations to support the economy during the pandemic created fertile ground for scammers. With tens of millions of newly jobless or furloughed Americans filing for unemployment benefits and the federal government paying individual stimulus checks to avert further economic crisis, criminals have been making a fortune.

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A Culture Stronger than COVID-19

A Culture Stronger than COVID-19

As we are entering a stage in the pandemic where we, and other businesses are beginning to open doors “normal” looks a bit different. We strive to ensure that we reference regulations and guidelines that are in place for what matters most, our people and our community. As a way to safeguard, we are offering face coverings for our employees, implemented Plexiglas coverings, and social distance markers throughout our facility.

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International Fraud Ring Stealing Unemployment Funds

International Fraud Ring Stealing Unemployment Funds

Several state governments have been targeted by a sophisticated fraud campaign that has likely siphoned millions of dollars in unemployment payments earmarked for the record number of Americans seeking benefits as a result of the pandemic, a new Secret Service memo warns.

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Do Password Managers Make You More or Less Secure?

Do Password Managers Make You More or Less Secure?

It’s World Password Day, and much like every other day of the year, the state of password security is terrible. 

Despite repeated warnings from security experts and IT departments, “123456” is still the most common password for the last seven years, narrowly edging out “password.” The problem isn’t limited to easily guessed passwords: a recent study of remote workers found that 42 percent of employees physically write passwords down, 34 percent digitally capture them on their smartphones, and at least 20 percent admit to using the same password across multiple work accounts. Enter the password manager: an application or service that consolidates the credentials for all a user’s accounts. If you stop reading here: Password managers are not failsafe.

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