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Holidays Scams and Schemes

The holiday season is fast approaching, and with it, comes new fraud and scams that can impact you. Around this time of the year, there is an increase in deposit fraud, job scams, account takeover, and counterfeit check activity that can involve your bank accounts – but there are other scams to be aware of, too. As your trusted financial partner, …

How to Reduce the Risk of Online Purchases

Three Ways to Reduce Risk When Making Online Purchases In these uncertain times, there are lots of fraudsters trying to take advantage of you. One of the areas being targeted is online fraud. Fraudsters are trying to steal your personal information so it’s important you protect yourself. Here are three steps you can take to reduce your risk when …

How to Spot an ATM Skimming Device

What you need to know regarding ATM Skimming Devices As a reminder that fraud comes in all forms, skimming devices are a constant threat and due diligence needs to be used when paying with your debit and credit cards. A skimming device is a piece of equipment fraudsters attach over card readers at ATMs, self-service payment kiosks at gas pumps, or …

How to Make a Mobile Deposit

Deposit Your Next Check With Your Phone Making a deposit with your phone is an easy process and will save you a trip to the bank. But, if you have never done this before it may be a bit intimidating. At Dubuque Bank and Trust, we want to make this process as easy as possible for you - it's as simple as sign, tap, snap, deposit: Sign: Sign and …

Pros and Cons of Automatic Payments

Use This Powerful Financial Tool with Care Do automatic payments make sense for your finances? Setting up regular withdrawals for your bills and subscriptions can make life significantly more convenient, but it can also come with some downsides. Keep these pros and cons in mind as you consider whether to integrate automatic payments into your …