The Internet offers a global marketplace for consumers and businesses. But crooks also recognize the potentials of cyberspace. The same scams that have been conducted by mail and phone can now be found on the Internet and in email. Protect yourself by learning how to recognize the danger signs of fraud.
Business Email Compromise (BEC) is a type of payment fraud that involves the use of what appear to be legitimate business email accounts for the purpose of conducting an unauthorized wire transfer.
Fraudsters use compromised or spoofed email account to send falsified wire transfer instructions.
1. Use proper controls:
2. Set email and firewall rules to stop fraudulent requests in their tracks:
3. Train employees to be aware of current cyber threats.
Learn more about BEC, fraud prevention and potential loss. Schedule a seminar or on-site fraud assessment for you and your business with First National Safety Officer Don Krohn, a 30-year law enforcement veteran by calling 907-777-3471.
To help protect yourself against debit card fraud, follow these steps. Be sure to review your account information online every day to confirm that your transactions are correct.
The FBI issued a series of reminders and tips for online shoppers to avoid becoming victims during the holiday season, including:
Learn how to better protect your computer and yourself from identity thieves and online scams by reading the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's (FDIC) free publications. Visit the FDIC's Consumer Resources page and become a better informed consumer.
Learn more about identity theft from the Comptroller of the Currency.
Download a the bank's Identity Theft brochure (1.2 MB PDF).
Identify Theft Site (FTC)
Fraud Prevention For Consumers (MasterCard)
This Federal Trade Commission website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.
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