RHINELANDER - Scammers hope to get their hands on your money and they'll try to reach you any way possible.
People from all backgrounds can fall victim to scams.
Scammers go where they can reach people, which means they spend a lot of time on social media. This puts people at risk of leaking their private information.
Many scams used to only attack the elderly and take away their golden years, but that is changing.
One law enforcement official says everyone is being attacked.
"It's now to the point where it seems like its everybody they are not doing it through the mail as much they're doing it through our mobile devices and computers," said Captain Tyler Young with the Oneida County Sheriff's Office. "That's the majority of our population."
Young also believes people need to be more careful with their information.
"I don't think people should be as trusting when information is required of them from unknown sources," said Young
Deanna Anderson from Three Lakes didn't fall for the scam, but she wants to warn others.
"There is no such a thing as free money and if you won something or had something granted to you, you don't have to pay for it... Common sense.... But people get sucked into it." said Anderson
If you have been a victim of a scam or see any scam-related activity, report it to your local police station.
Also, let your bank know if you think your account information has been compromised.
RHINELANDER - Donations to members of the military will fill the lobbies of local banks soon as part of a care package donation drive.
Rhinelander's Military Support Group kicked off its 19th donation drive this fall, partnering with People's State Bank for the third year.
"We have vets working for us, we have families of vets, a lot of our base is vets, that's just a strong community base for us," said commercial banking specialist Stacy Timm.
Nearly 7,300 items were donated in 2017 and 8,900 items were collected last year.
A brat fry earlier this month, raised just under 700 dollars to help send those donations to veterans and active duty service members.
Support group member LeRoy Eades said donations mostly go to Wisconsin service members who can't make it home for the holidays.
"A lot of them won't be home for Christmas, so this is just a little piece of Christmas we're giving to them," said Eades.
Peoples State will accept donations until Veterans Day on November 11. Donation drop-offs can be found at bank locations in Rhinelander, Wausau, Rib Mountain, Weston, Eagle River, Minocqua and Marathon.
ST. GERMAIN - Few things can ruin a Friday night fish fry in Wisconsin - except maybe a lack of fish.
"A lot of those Lake Erie perch are ending up on the plates of Wisconsin restaurants and Wisconsin suppliers, so when something happens to Lake Erie … then the restaurants and suppliers can feel that," said DNR Fisheries Supervisor David Boyarski.
Faced with a shortage of yellow lake perch, Cathy Kuske, DJ's Northwoods Family Restaurant manager, has found a way to combat the issue.
"When I ask the distributor how much they have, he'll tell me how many cases and I'll order twice as many cases as I normally do, just so we don't run out," said Kuske.
WAUSAU - After Gov. Tony Evers introduced a "red flag" proposal in September, leaders in the Wisconsin legislature never brought that bill to the floor. The governor revealed his plan Monday to get Republicans on the record about gun control.
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