Fraud and Security
Safe Practices for Businesses
“Business Email Compromise” (or BEC), is becoming an all too common scam executed by cyber thieves. Criminals work to understand and monitor your business processes, request forms, and partners involved over a period of days or weeks, then they generate a highly targeted attack designed to fool you into thinking you are working with a legitimate business partner. Often times these types of scams result in a significant financial loss to the business.
In today’s environment chances are good that your card information could be compromised in the future. Here’s what to do if you’re a consumer, a merchant or another type of small business to protect yourself from a security breach.
Microsoft is no longer supporting its Windows XP operating system. Computers that run XP will be vulnerable to viruses, malware and other security threats. Learn more about the importance of updating your computer's software.
Unfortunately, as phishing attacks become more sophisticated, it is very difficult for the average person to tell if a message is fraudulent. Pinnacle developed a list of the "Super 6" questions you can ask yourself to help determine the legitimacy of any email.
Pinnacle developed a list of the Super Six questions you can ask yourself to help determine the legitimacy of any email.
A surge of fraudulent activity is being directed at attorneys, title companies and other businesses. Everyone should be on the alert for check scams. Read about some common scenarios and how you can protect your business.
Evidence is mounting that cyber crimes are on the increase. We’ve heard about the elevated risk from law enforcement and security experts. Financial institutions across the country have experienced ACH cyber crimes. With the growth in malware and ability for fraudsters to load virus programs on unsuspecting client computers, the need for heightened awareness and protection is of extreme importance.
The federal government has called cyber threats one of the most serious challenges the nation faces. Find out what you can do to protect yourself online.
If you’re getting rid of an old computer or laptop, take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your identity.
Tips on Reporting Fraud
Read this for steps you should take immediately.
If you believe your Pinnacle debit or credit card is lost or stolen, call us immediately.
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