Blog Post List

Be Aware of Tax Refund Check Fraud 

Feb, 2020 Categories: SafeAlert

During tax season, you and your bank are more likely to see fraudulent tax refund checks. Be alert for checks that have been altered, counterfeited or stolen. Share these tips with your staff.

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Employee education, multi-factor authentication are important defenses against online crime 

Nov, 2019 Categories: Cyber SafeAlert

A PIN bulletin issued by the FBI reports cyber criminals are attempting to use social engineering and other schemes to bypass the multi-factor authentication security protocols commonly used by banks and other businesses. As "multi-factor authentication continues to be a strong and effective security measure,” a most important step to fortify defenses is to educate employees about the pervasive problem of online crime.

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Prevent the ransomware epidemic from infecting your organization 

by Heather Wyson-Constantine, Vice President of Payments and Cybersecurity, American Bankers Association

By now, you’ve mostly likely heard the news: ransomware is here and it’s a problem. The impact can be devastating. Imagine not being able to access your email, customer information or vital records for days or even weeks. Victims not only face monetary losses associated with the ransom and loss of business during the downtime, but also the additional forensics costs, the loss of employee productivity and, most importantly, customer trust.

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Court rules in bank’s favor in an account takeover case. 

What does this mean to you?

In a relatively high profile court case, an appellate court ruled in favor of the defendant/bank rather than the plaintiff (the bank’s customer) in a dispute over an account takeover claim and reversed a lower court opinion, ruling that the bank may seek attorney’s fees from the plaintiff. In many respects, the decision handed down will be a significant influence on future court cases and also on security/verification procedures a bank mandates or places on accounts regarding account transfer requests.

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