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Customer Appreciation 2022


It’s almost August and our Customer Appreciation Days will be here before you know it! Stop in at any of our locations for some goodies as we say thank you for your loyalty and continued support as customers!

CBOP Tax Payments

Community Bank of Portage is accepting second half property tax payments for Columbia County residents now through July 30th. Please remember to present your reminder notice to a bank representative with your payment.


We’re looking for friendly, flexible, and motivated people to join the CSR/Teller team at Bank of Wisconsin Dells! This job demands attention to detail, a positive attitude, flexibility in scheduling, and the ability to handle multiple tasks. Previous cash handling or bank experience a plus, but not required.

Visit dellsbank.bank/employment-opportunities for more information and to apply.

Commercial Lender

We are looking for an experienced Commercial Lender to join our team. This position involves developing new business, including outbound calling efforts, and servicing existing customers. BWD also expects active involvement in the communities we serve.

For more information and to apply, visit dellsbank.bank/employment-opportunities

BWD Wealth Customer Appreciation

Antivirus Scam

A scam has come to our attention. It’s not a new technique, rather it’s the phishing email fraudsters often use.

This particular scam involves a fraudster posing as a nationally known antivirus software company representative to socially engineer their victims. Traditionally done through a pop-up message on the victim’s computer, the fraudster either gets the victim to think:

  • They have a virus on their computer, or
  • Their antivirus software needs to be upgraded


  1. Fraudsters are now sending victims an email appearing to be from a nationally known antivirus software company and advising that the victim has recently upgraded their antivirus software. The email is a receipt for the upgrade, typically ranging from $200 to $1,000.
  2. The fraudulent email gives a number to contact the company if the victim wants to discuss or dispute this upgrade charge. However, the number isn’t to the real company; it’s to the fraudster.
  3. When the victim calls the fraudster to dispute the charge, the fraudster convinces the victim to let the fraudster have remote access to the victim’s computer to verify that no viruses are on the victims computer.
  4. Once the victim allows this to happen, the fraudster finds a bogus virus and subsequently convinces the victim to provide the victim’s online banking credentials to the fraudster so they can do a “test run” to make sure the virus didn’t infect the victim’s bank account.
  5. The “test run” will be the fraudster depositing a remote deposit capture check in the amount of around $5,000 into the victim’s account.
  6. The fraudster will verify with the victim that the victim’s account shows a pending deposit of $5,000.
  7. The victim is then instructed to proceed to their financial institution the same day and withdraw $4,000 or more from their account and mail it via UPS or FedEx to the fraudster for reimbursement of the “test run.”
  8. The fraudster advises the victim their antivirus software has been upgraded free of charge and the victim can keep the remaining balance for the misunderstanding of the antivirus software update email.

The fraudster typically remains on the phone with the victim as they proceed to their financial institution to withdraw the money.

Be cautious of large checks being remotely deposited into your cardholders’ accounts and then withdrawing most or all of these funds the same day to mail to the fraudster.

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Bank of Wisconsin Dells
716 Superior Street
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

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