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.

January 5, 2024 in Announcements, Personal Banking, Products, Security

SecureNow – Security Update Coming January 16th. 

Security and protection are vital features when it comes to banking.   On January 16th, Capitol Bank will be launching a new security feature that will integrate stronger cybersecurity protections to…
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July 21, 2023 in Announcements, Business Banking, Commercial Lending, Featured, Mortgage and Residential, Personal Banking, Private Banking, Promotions, Security

A New Website Address – Coming Soon!

We're enhancing our cybersecurity against phishing & spoofing, the leading causes of breaches, identity theft & financial fraud by updating our website domain to www.Capitol.BANK. Stay tuned for more details…
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February 25, 2022 in Announcements, Security

Be Mindful of Common Tax Scams in 2022

The information below is courtesy of the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). Tax season is upon us, a time of year when the scammers go into overdrive. Be…
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October 26, 2020 in Announcements, Security

National Cybersecurity Month Update – How to Avoid Phishing Scams

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Phishing threats have been on the rise significantly during 2020, especially scams related to false information on the coronavirus, PPP Loans and unemployment claims.…
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March 31, 2020 in Announcements, Security

Protecting Your Data During the Coronavirus Crisis

Be Very Cautious of Scams During the Next Several Months The health and safety of our employees and customers remains at the forefront of decisions made by Capitol Bank on…
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July 30, 2019 in Security

Capital One Data Breach: Tips Offered by WI Banking Industry

Capital One - NOT to be confused with Capitol Bank - was recently hacked, exposing the data of millions of customers. We are sharing the information below from Wisconsin Bankers…
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February 6, 2018 in Security

Spotting and Avoiding Olympic Scams

In February, the best athletes from around the world will gather in PyeongChang to test their skills against one another at the Winter Olympics. Entire countries will wait with excitement…
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December 14, 2017 in Security

Avoiding Holiday Scams

The holiday season is a great time to make charitable gifts to support the causes you care about, and charities often run end-of-year fundraising campaigns. However, criminals take advantage of…
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October 19, 2017 in Products, Security

What You Need to Know About Credit Scores

At Capitol Bank, we want to make sure that you have all the information you need to effectively manage your financial life. Credit scores are a key component. Why they…
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October 16, 2017 in Security

Hesitant about using Online Banking? Read this.

We understand the concern our customers have with accessing their sensitive financial information online.. It’s hard to pick up a newspaper without seeing some sort of hack or data breach.…
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October 6, 2017 in Security

October – National Cyber Security Awareness Month

A few best practices from 
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September 21, 2017 in Announcements, Security

Equifax Breach Update

Recently, Equifax, one of the three national consumer credit reporting agencies, announced a major data breach. This breach affects approximately 143 million Americans. This is what we know according to…
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September 18, 2017 in Security

Staying Secure on Social Media

The number of scams and malware taking advantage of social media users and platforms is on the rise. Social media scams are easy to create and can target thousands of…
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July 13, 2017 in Security, Uncategorized

Identifying and Reporting Common Scams

From the Desk of Thomas F. Duffy, Chair, MS-ISAC On July 6, 2017 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an alert on scammers posing as FTC officials who contact individuals…
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May 22, 2017 in Security

Are You Really Being Secure Online?

Browsing the web and interacting with websites in a secure fashion is immensely important in today’s connected world. Everyday things like online banking, shopping, and submitting your taxes involve sharing…
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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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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 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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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May 18, 2016 in Announcements, Products, Security

Fraud Prevention Text and Email Alerts – A Free Service

Capitol Bank offers text and email alerts of fraudulent activity as a free service to all of our customers. Currently you receive a phone call when there is suspicious activity on…
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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

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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