security and banking

The following are some resources for you to educate and protect yourself and your information. Capitol Bank will never require customers to send personal information via email or pop-up windows. Any unsolicited requests for Capitol Bank account information you receive through pop-up windows, emails, or websites should be considered fraudulent and reported immediately.

To protect yourself from Identity Theft know the meaning of these commonly used terms.

February 17, 2017 in Security

Staying Safe From Tax Season Scams

Now that W-2’s are arriving, it’s time to consider how to stay safe from tax season scams. Every year, unfortunate taxpayers go to file their returns and are shocked to…

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January 26, 2017 in Security

Charity Fraud

Here’s how it works: Someone contacts you asking for a donation to their charity. It sounds like a group you’ve heard of, it seems real, and you want to help….

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January 17, 2017 in Security

Imposter Scams

Here’s how they work: You get a call or an email. It might say you’ve won a prize. It might seem to come from a government official. Maybe it seems…

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December 5, 2016 in Announcements, Products, Security

Fraud Prevention Text Alerts – A Free Service

Starting today, Capitol Bank is offering text alerts of fraudulent activity as a free service to all of our customers. Currently you receive a phone call when there is suspicious…

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November 21, 2016 in Security

Local bank stays alert of fraud charges as skimmers continue to pop-up across Madison.

This story originally appeared on WKOW.com from reporter Nick Buffo. MADISON (WKOW) — A local bank continues to stay vigilant as more card skimmers continue to pop-up at gas stations…

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October 19, 2016 in Security

How to Protect Your Money and Accounts Online

Being able to bank or shop online is a great convenience, but you want to be sure you're protecting yourself before you hit “send.” If the wrong people access your... Read More
October 18, 2016 in Security

Security at the ATM

It is important to be aware of your surroundings when visiting any ATM. Beyond a physical presence, many thieves have learned ways to capture your information, to be used down... Read More
October 17, 2016 in Employee Wellness, Security

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Practicing good cyber security habits is vital to keeping your digital assets safe. Good cyber security habits include preventing and responding to identity theft and scams, ensuring that home networks... Read More
August 17, 2016 in Announcements, Products, Security

Instant Issue Debit Cards

We're proud to announce that Capitol Bank is now printing customer debit cards, both personal and business, at our Madison location. This gives us the ability to issue cards immediately... Read More
August 16, 2016 in Security

Two New Social Security Scams

There are two Social Security scams you need to watch out for at the moment. The first one is where you receive an official-looking email from the Social Security Administration…

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March 8, 2000 in Security

Commonly Used Security Terms

Phishing: You get an email that appears to be from your bank, PayPal, eBay, or popular online store instructing you to click on a link and provide information to verify…

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March 8, 2000 in Security

Security Wisconsin’s Office of Privacy Protection

The OPP was established on 4/13/2006. The state office will serve as a centralized hub to educate consumers and businesses on how to protect themselves against identity theft and provide…

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March 4, 2000 in Security

Security Resources

OnGuardOnline.gov OnGuardOnline.gov provides tips to avoid scams, secure your computer, and protect kids online. The site also has a blog that is updated with recent fraud trends. IDtheftinfo.org IDtheftinfo.org provides…

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March 4, 2000 in Security

How We Protect You

General online security: We have strict password requirements for online systems and password characters are masked to maintain confidentiality. We require Access ID, passwords at least eight characters long, and…

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March 4, 2000 in Security

Protecting Your Mobile Device

Your mobile device provides convenient access to your email, bank and social media accounts. Unfortunately, it can potentially provide the same convenient access for criminals. The Bank recommends following these…

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March 4, 2000 in Security

Scam Prevention Security Procedures

Be suspicious of any offer made by telephone, on a web site or in an e-mail that seems too good to be true. Before responding to a telephone, mail or…

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March 4, 2000 in Security

Phishing Scams

Phishing scams use fraudulent emails and websites to trick users into disclosing private account or login information. These cyber criminals send e-mails to millions of people hoping that even a…

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March 4, 2000 in Security

Fake Check Scams

The Bank offers the following Security Procedures related to avoiding fake check scams:   If someone gives you a check or money order and asks you to send money somewhere…

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March 4, 2000 in Security

Social Engineering

Social engineering attacks use human interaction (social skills) to obtain or compromise information about an organization or its computer systems. A cyber-criminal may seem unassuming and respectable, possibly claiming to…

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March 4, 2000 in Security

Malware Risk

Malware, short for malicious software, is software designed by cyber criminals to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain unauthorized access to computer systems. It is a general term…

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March 4, 2000 in Security

Corporate Account Takeover

Corporate Account Takeover is the business equivalent of personal identity theft. Cyber criminals, backed by professional criminal organizations, are targeting businesses to obtain access to their online banking credentials or…

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March 4, 2000 in Security

Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when your personal or business information is stolen and used without your knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes. Identity theft can cost you time and money….

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March 4, 2000 in Security

How to Protect Yourself

Take advantage of all security enhancement products and options provided to you by the Bank. For clients with bank deposit accounts, we offer certain products, such as Positive Pay, that…

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March 4, 2000 in Security

Protecting Your Privacy and Funds

Capitol Bank takes the security of your financial information very seriously. We have a robust Information Security Program that includes investing in technology to protect your confidential information from outside attack,…

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