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Bank Supports the Agrace Foundation

Pictured from left: Denise Budurov, Millie Mills, Scott Rockwell, Jon Bernander, Becky Radke, and Tracy Buglass

Bank of Wisconsin Dells recently presented the Agrace Foundation with a $4,000 donation. This contribution supports Agrace’s nonprofit mission of compassionate care to those in need. Agrace provides hospice services, palliative care and senior care into the homes of people in our local communities.

Watch for Our New '.bank' Website!

We’re excited to announce the upcoming launch of our new website, DELLSBANK.BANK. Effective November 16, 2020 our website and email addresses will end in .bank. The transition from dellsbank.com to dellsbank.bank is an important change, allowing us to offer you an even more secure banking experience.

Why .bank?

We believe the .bank domain provides an additional layer of security that .com does not. .bank is a gated domain (like .gov or .edu) for verified banks. Replacing .com, which can be purchased by anyone, .bank quickly verifies that the website or email is authentically from our bank, so you can interact with confidence when you see the '.bank' at the end of our email address and website URL.

How is .bank more secure?

With the .bank visual authentication cue in place, you can quickly confirm emails and websites of ours are real, and avoid interactions that could lead to identity theft and financial fraud.

All banks are verified and authenticated prior to registering their .bank domain, and re-verified annually thereafter. This ensures everyone using a .bank domain is an eligible organization. Hackers and bad actors can’t get a .bank domain to create lookalike domains for phishing and spoofing, as they can in .com and other publicly available domains.

All banks within the .bank domain must also implement additional Security Requirements to help secure their sites and email, and protect them, their vendors and their customers from phishing, spoofing and other cyberattacks. All banks using .bank are monitored for compliance with these security requirements on an ongoing basis.

Do I need to do anything differently with this transition to .bank?

On November 16, 2020 Bank of Wisconsin Dells email addresses and website URL will end in .bank, so you should update your address book and bookmark for our site at that time. From then on, simply look for the .bank to authenticate the email or website is ours. Online/Mobile banking will not be affected by this transition.

We will continue updating you as we progress on this .bank transition. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (608) 253-1111.

Congratulations Y.A. Scholars

Bank of Wisconsin Dells recently awarded its five Youth Apprentice (YA) Scholarship Program recipients, pictured from left: Katelyn Zajicek, Allison Anderson, Aspen Eide, Lauren Prellwitz (not pictured) and Shayla Stefan (not pictured). Each scholar was presented their own award from bank President, Scott Rockwell.

Bank of Wisconsin Dells’ YA students are selected through Wisconsin's YA program, a statewide school-to-work initiative. Cooperative Educational Service Agency #5 (CESA 5) coordinates the YA program for 35 Wisconsin school districts. It is designed for high school students who want hands-on learning in an occupational area at a work site along with classroom instruction. Upon completion of a program, students receive a certificate of occupational proficiency from the State of Wisconsin.

COVID-19 Scams

Taking advantage of current events is a common tactic that cybercriminals use to fuel their malicious activities. With the global pandemic of COVID-19 and an overwhelming desire for the most current information, it can be difficult for users to ensure they are clicking on reliable resources. So far, the MS-ISAC has seen malicious activity come through just about every channel: email, social media, text and phone messages, and misleading or malicious websites.

The range of current malicious activity attempting to exploit COVID-19 worldwide varies. A few common examples include:

  • Fake tests or cures. Individuals and businesses have been selling or marketing fake “cures” or “test kits” forCOVID-19. These cures and test kits are unreliable, at best, and the scammers are simply taking advantage of the current pandemic to re-label products intended for other purposes. For more information on fraudulent actors and tests, check out resources from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Illegitimate health organizations. Cyber criminals posing as affiliates to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), doctor’s offices, and other health organizations will try to get you to click on a link, visit a website, open an attachment that is infected with malware, or share sensitive information. This malicious activity might originate as a notice that you have been infected, your COVID-19 test results came back, or as a news story about what is happening around the world.
  • Malicious websites. Fake websites and applications that claim to share COVID-19 related information will actually install malware, steal your personal information, or cause other harm. In these instances, the websites and applications may claim to share news, testing results, or other resources. However, they are only seeking login credentials, bank account information, or a means to infect your devices with malware.

Fraudulent charities. There has been an uptick in websites seeking donations for illegitimate or non-existent charitable organizations. Fake charity and donation websites will try to take advantage of one’s good will. Instead of donating the money to a good cause, these fake charities keep it for themselves.

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