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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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Our Journey to One Million Steps

Our Journey to One Million Steps

It’s that time again for CBWY’s annual “Race to a Million”.  For the next 90 days NLNB (CBWY) 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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We Are Better Together - Even Apart

We Are Better Together - Even Apart

At Commerce Bank of Wyoming, one of our culture statements is “Comm(unity) Minded”.  This part of our culture is so ingrained in every one of us, that we can’t help but approach everything with a community minded point of view, even a pandemic. Our employees have been asking how they can help support our community so we thought we would share some ideas.

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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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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

In late March we were thrown into a world of uncertainty. Our events, community fundraisers, and volunteer opportunities were disintegrating all around us. At Commerce Bank of Wyoming, we focus heavily on our culture statements and we strive to embody each aspect of what our culture works hard to accomplish. We began to brainstorm, ask ourselves important questions, and found answers. We knew we needed to help our businesses and nonprofits. We needed to bring positivity and cheer to the community. We needed to support those on the frontlines, and so we did. We came up with a multitude of campaigns while focusing on customer and employee safety.

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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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Everything You Need To Know About Backups

Everything You Need To Know About Backups

When it comes to protecting yourself online, there’s no silver bullet. Security software may block some incoming threats, VPNs can secure your communications, and sound data hygiene can prevent data leaks and breaches. But there’s one strategy that can both help to prevent and recover from otherwise catastrophic data incidents: Regularly backing up files and data.

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Teach Children to Save at Home

Teach Children to Save at Home

Every year Commerce Bank of Wyoming teams up with the American Bankers Association in a joint effort to Teach Children to Save.  This year, with classrooms across the nation moving to the kitchen table, we are bringing Teach Children to Save into your home as well.  We want to provide you with tools and fun activities that will break the ice and start a conversation with your kids about money.  

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