IRS Warns of Tax-time Scams

It’s true: tax scams proliferate during the income tax filing season. The IRS provides the following scam warnings so you can protect yourself and avoid becoming a victim of these crimes:


What you need to know about the Target Breach

As you may have heard in the news, Target has had a huge breach of debit and credit card information. The breach started on Black Friday (Nov. 27) and ran through last Sunday (Dec. 15), exposing as many as 40 million debit and credit card accounts, making it one of the largest breaches ever at a U.S. retailer.


Tips to Avoid "Visihing" Scams

Lately, numerous individuals in our region have reported receiving telephone calls in which a recording, supposedly from an area bank, states that there was an issue with that person's debit card and instructs them to “Press 1 to continue.”


Recent Bank Scams in the Minnesota News

During the past week, there were two stories regarding incidents related to banking scams in Minnesota in the evening news.


Business Users of Online Services

Recently, small to medium sized businesses have been primary targets as cyber criminals have recognized that the security controls they have in place are not as robust as that of larger businesses.