I once again wanted to reach out and say how proud I am of this community for standing together and supporting one another during this difficult time. I am constantly amazed at the resolve, determination and pride Columbia Falls has shown throughout this ordeal. I could not be more proud to serve this unbelievable community.
As we do take those steps forward, I want to remind everyone that these people are out there and still are threatening to release the hacked information from our school system. There have already been reports to my office of suspicious phone calls, emails, and solicitation in an attempt to gather banking account and credit card information. Please be cognizant of what emails you are opening, what information you are giving out on the phone, and what information you are providing to anyone electronically. Now is the time to secure your open wifi networks, strengthen your digital passwords, and monitor your bank accounts and credit information.
If you do have a breach of personal information, please contact this office. We most likely will not know how many of these incidents are directly related or happenstance but it is important that you notify us of these breaches as soon as possible. Also, if your banking information is compromised contact your banking facility immediately. We do not have a rash of incidents at this time and this is just a reminder that you can protect personal information that has not already been compromised. To report an incident, please contact our office (406) 892-3234 and select option #1 to speak with a dispatcher.