Best Practices to Help Protect Your Company from Fraud
Conduct daily banking reconciliations
Initiate ACH and Wire transfer payments under dual control
Immediately escalate any suspicious transactions to CommunityBank of Texas
Install virus/ malware protection on all computer systems and ensure they are updated regularly
Computers and servers should be patched regularly
Consider spyware detection programs
Verify use of a secure session (https, not http) in the browser for all online banking sites
Avoid using automatic log-in features that save usernames and passwords for online banking
Never leave a computer unattended while using any online banking service
For businesses that conduct online transactions, it is recommended that commercial online banking activities be carried out from a stand-alone, hardened and completely locked down computer from which e-mail and web browsing are not possible
Install a dedicated firewall
Make frequent backups of your data
Be suspicious of all emails, especially e-mails requesting account verification or banking access credentials such as usernames, passwords, PIN and similar information. Opening file attachments or clicking on web links in suspicious emails could expose your system to malicious code that could hijack your computer
Create a strong password with at least 8 characters that includes a combination of mixed case letters, numbers and special characters
Use a different password for each web site that is accessed
Only connect to Wi-Fi networks that you absolutely trust. Turn off the automatic connect function on your mobile device. Never access online services from public Wi-Fi such as cafes, public libraries, etc.
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