Fraud Prevention Reminders

Alicia Schaub

It is important to always be aware of the signs for a cyber-attack and remind yourself of the ways to prevent fraud in our industry.

  1. ALWAYS verify wire instructions. Call our office upon receipt of wire instructions and verify with us that the account information you received is correct.
  2. Be aware of phishing attacks. This is most commonly in the form of an email asking for personal information or asking you to open a link. If the email seems suspicious, it is best to verify with the sender that the email is legitimate.
  3. Watch for red flags: unrecognized sender, noticeable grammar and spelling mistakes, requests for login information or to open unusual links, misspelling addresses, discrepancies in signatures, etc.
  4. If you receive an email stating that our wire instructions have changed, contact our office immediately. One method fraudsters will use is to reach out to a customer notifying them that the wire instructions have changed or that additional payments need to be sent to a new account immediately following a successful payment.
  5. Verify, Verify, Verify! And if you have concerns, feel free to reach out to our office.