Educate yourself and your employees of the risk of Corporate Account Takeover. Phishing emails, social engineering, and ransomware are just some of the ways scammers try to take control.
If possible, use a separate, dedicated PC that's sole purpose is for financial transactions. If
that is not possible, limit web surfing and email usage on that computer.
Deploy and use firewalls on your network and your computer. Install antivirus and anti-malware software. Keep your operating software and programs up-to-date. This will make sure security patches are in place and in proper working order.
Do not click on links or open email attachments in emails unless you were expecting the attachment or link. If you receive an email that appears to be from an authority (IRS, FDIC, FBI, etc.), contact them directly through mail or telephone.
Calls, emails and texts that ask for username, password, SSN, account numbers are usually a scam. Beware of phishing schemes. This may appear as an email from your financial institution requesting you to enter private information so that scammers can access your account information. Never give out this information unless you initiate the call and are absolutely certain of whom you are speaking with.
Monitor your accounts daily. Ohio Valley Bank offers the following methods free of charge:
See also: Protecting your personal accounts