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Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Reinvest in our community this holiday season by making the commitment to shop local.  Local merchants have been preparing all year to have great selections for you and your family this holiday season. From a pair of cute earrings from Mack&Co to a bottle of Bourbon at Gateway Liquors we've got you covered!  Our Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide 2022 will help make it easier for you to find the must have holiday items from local merchants that will cover everyone on your holiday gift list.  

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5 TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS AGAINST CYBERATTACKS

5 TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS AGAINST CYBERATTACKS

Companies often claim that their employees are their greatest asset. Another valuable asset is the data that those companies collect about their employees, customers and vendors. Every business should be helping to ensure their staff understands the value of data and the importance of protecting it. Continuous education programs can help safeguard your employees’ confidential information and protect against the cyberattacks and data breaches that can lead to financial damage, fraud, and identity theft. Embedding helpful reminders and security best practices throughout employee and customer communications is an ongoing process.

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Free Virtual Cybersecurity Training for Business

Free Virtual Cybersecurity Training for Business

Cybersecurity attacks on owners and employees at small and medium sized businesses are increasing at an alarming rate. These attacks can result in significant business disruption and substantial monetary losses. A staggering 95% of cybersecurity breaches are due to human error. The good news is fraud can be prevented with proper training. That’s why Commerce Bank of Wyoming is providing this free virtual training for you and your employees. A well-trained workforce may be your best defense against fraud and data breaches.

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Everything You Need to Know About IRAs

Everything You Need to Know About IRAs

Playing with your grandkids, sipping mai tai’s from the beach, volunteering for your favorite cause; retirement looks a little different to everyone. No matter what your retirement goals are, an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) can be a great investment option, especially if you don’t receive a 401(k) plan through your employer. Plus, obtaining an IRA is easy! If you’ve earned taxable income this year, you’re eligible!

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Halloween Walk-a-bout

Halloween Walk-a-bout

On Halloween Day, bring your goblins and ghouls to Commerce Bank of Wyoming to kick off your trick or treating with our Halloween Walk-a-bout. Neighborhood businesses will join us in our lobby to hand out candy for all of the area trick-or-treaters.

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Have you thought about an HSA?

Have you thought about an HSA?

An HSA is a tax-favored savings account for individuals and families covered by a high-deductible health plan (HDHP). Contributions to an HSA are tax-deductible and distributions are tax-free if used for qualified medical expenses.

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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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THREE GIFT CARD SCAMS TO AVOID

THREE GIFT CARD SCAMS TO AVOID

Gift card fraud affects digital and physical gift cards alike. While fraudsters may approach gift card fraud with a variety of scams, the goal is to steal the funds from the cards while remaining undetected. Most likely, you’ve probably bought and/or received at least one gift card this year. Whether it was for a birthday, holiday, special event or “just because,” gift cards are the most wanted – and the most popular gift in the U.S. for nearly any occasion. Retailers and consumers have felt an increase in gift card scams, with victims reporting over $148 million stolen in the first nine months of 2021, more than all of 2020. Gift card fraud is on the rise, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns it’s a popular method for scammers to steal money. Let’s look at some ways that fraudsters use scams to commit theft.

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WHAT ARE SCAMS?

WHAT ARE SCAMS?

Scams are everywhere as criminals try to cash in by stealing money or valuable personal information from victims. And given our modern reliance on technologies like smartphones and the internet, if you haven’t been a victim of a scam, you’ve likely been targeted by one.

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