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Listening to the Community

Listening to the Community

Senator Mike Jacobson, along with a few employees, and a small group of local shareholders, founded NebraskaLand Bank in 1998. He is currently running for re-election in District 42, and has joined us to share some of his experiences.

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The Economic Outlook of North Platte and Nebraska

The Economic Outlook of North Platte and Nebraska

You’ve probably noticed a lot of change and growth around the North Platte area, which has been exciting to follow. Many large projects have either started or been announced recently and there’s plenty to be optimistic about economically.

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WHAT IS RANSOMWARE?

WHAT IS RANSOMWARE?

Ransomware is a form of malware, or malicious software, used to encrypt sensitive files held in business and personal devices, essentially locking users out of their own data or networks. Once deployed, the ransomware encryption restricts access to files and the victim receives a notice that a “ransom” must be paid to unlock the data or device. The ransom request often requires payment by Bitcoin or other types of anonymous cryptocurrency. Access to data is supposed to be restored once the ransom is paid and the attackers provide a decryption key.

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Save Money this Halloween

Save Money this Halloween

Halloween costumes do not have to break the bank. With the decorations, candy, fall festivals, and costumes it can be hard to keep on budget this month.   A great way to save money is to get creative with your costume. NLB employees have used everything from balloons, to empty milk jugs to create costumes and save money. They shared with us some of their favorite DIY Halloween costumes.

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Trunk-or-Treat!

Trunk-or-Treat!

Every year NebraskaLand Bank- Kearney is enthusiastic to put on our Annual Trunk-or-treat event. Where local businesses and organizations construct spooky, cute and fantastical trick-or-treat stations from their company and volunteer vehicles.

 

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Behind the Scenes of Pal's Brewing Company

Behind the Scenes of Pal's Brewing Company

We are back with a local business owner, Paul Oettinger. Paul owns Pal’s Brewing Company in North Platte, which has been a popular business in a growing location. 

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Caller ID Spoofing Scams Prey on Trust

Caller ID Spoofing Scams Prey on Trust

Caller ID or phone spoofing is a phone scam whereby callers impersonate government officials, financial institutions, or legitimate companies by using fraudulent displays of phone numbers (or “spoofs”) to gain the victim’s trust and get them to disclose personally identifiable information (PII) or sensitive financial information. 

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Fall Newsletter 2022

Fall Newsletter 2022

In our Fall Newsletter Mike shares his knowledge on inflation patterns in the economy. 

Need to transfer to and from other banks? We have a simple solution. 

Looking at the fiscal year, have you thought about an HSA for you or for your employees? 

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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 $5.8 billion to phishing scams and other fraud in 2021—an increase of more than 70 percent over 2020.

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Spell-Jacking

Spell-Jacking

Spell check is a feature used by countless people in their everyday typed communication.  It’s accuracy ensures the number of typos in your documents decrease; this allows people to type with ease.  Most people install spell check extensions to make sending emails and writing papers faster.  However a new study shows that spell check extensions on your browsers are collecting your personal information, such as username, email, date of birth, Social Security number, and passwords essentially Spell-Jacking your information.

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