Fraud and Security Fraud and Security

Safe Practices for Businesses

Protecting Your Credit in the Wake of a Security Breach

Owner-operated businesses are an ideal target for identity theft. As a sole-proprietor, the owner and the business are considered one in the same. Here is what you should do if you are the victim of a breach.

Business Email Compromise: A Big Problem

“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.

Protect Yourself from a Data Breach

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.

Don’t Wait to Update

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.

[Webinar] How to Avoid Email Scams

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.

Guard Yourself Against Online Fraud

Pinnacle developed a list of the Super Six questions you can ask yourself to help determine the legitimacy of any email.

Businesses Should Beware of Check Scams

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.

Security Procedures for Online Account Holders

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.

Making Cybersecurity a Priority

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.

Destroy Data before Replacing Your PC

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

How to Report Identity Theft

Read this for steps you should take immediately.

Report a Lost or Stolen Debit/Credit Card

If you believe your Pinnacle debit or credit card is lost or stolen, call us immediately.

Finding a Legitimate ID Theft Protection Service

Depending on the services you want, you should be able to discover an option that fits your needs and your budget.

READ MORE ABOUT REPORTING FRAUD

Protecting your Privacy

Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some of how your personal information is shared. See how Pinnacle protects your personal data.

Stop Email Fraud

Pinnacle developed a list of the Super Six questions you can ask yourself to help determine the legitimacy of any email.

Trusteer Rapport

We have teamed up with IBM to offer Trusteer Rapport—a leading provider of online fraud protection software. Find out how it delivers an extra layer of security.