First National Bank of Alaska

Protect Against Fraud

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.

Safeguard from Business Email Compromise

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:

  • Verify all funds requests against a source document.
  • Implement two-factor authentication for all funds transfer requests.

2. Set email and firewall rules to stop fraudulent requests in their tracks:

  • Block incoming email with a ‘from’ address of the company’s domain if it did not originate from the company.
  • Block incoming email from domains created within the past three days.

3. rain 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.

Steps to minimize Debit Card risk

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.   

What you need to know about data breaches

Learn how the financial services industry protects consumers. Cyber Security for Small Business An online training video offered by the Small Business Administration.

The FBI issued a series of reminders and tips for online shoppers to avoid becoming victims during the holiday season, including:

  • Monitor personal credit information and review bank statements;
  • Shop only on reputable online sites;
  • Before clicking on a result in a search engine, inspect the URL of the destination website for misspellings or extra characters. Verify that the sites payment pages URL begins with HTTPS, not just HTTP;
  • Be wary if you are requested to act quickly or if there is an emergency that requires your attention; and more.

Avoid Scams, Secure Your Computer, Protect Kids Online
Phishing and Identity Theft

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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