Business Security Tips

Fraudsters and scammers are especially a problem for small businesses that may not have the budget for cyber security support.

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We are committed to your business’s financial information and security. Protect your business with thorough and ongoing employee training. As fraud, identity theft, and financial scams become increasingly more sophisticated, staying alert is the best solution. Spread the word; if your employees know about current scams, they’ll be more likely to spot one.

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Don’t be fooled. Think before you click!

Online Banking Tools

  • Bill Pay
  • Positive Pay
  • E-ACH
  • Two-Factor Authentication Biometrics
  • User Management Control

Business Scams

  • Business Email Compromise (“BEC”)

    Scammer will pose as a vendor or other trusted source, who sends an email to your accountant or management staff. The email will advise payment is required and payment options to bring account current. Contact the vendor directly before proceeding with payment! Read more at Business Email Compromise-FBI.

  • Ransomware Attacks

    Ransomware is malicious software that infects a computer and/or server to restrict access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it. Protect your digital assets by adding a data backup and recovery plan for critical information. Maintain up to date antivirus software, and train employees to avoid clicking on links from unknown sources!

  • Office Supply Scams

    You may receive an unexpected telephone call from someone claiming to represent a reputable company with which the firm often does business. Sometimes scammers will even call in advance to find out what brand of supplies or equipment the business uses. The scam caller will try to sell the business surplus merchandise at a reduced price, citing a cancellation or over-order by another purchaser. The merchandise doesn’t exist.

    See Fraud Awareness