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EMV Chips: 7 Ways They Improve Security

In 2016, the United States finally began the transition from magnetic strip credit and debit cards to EMV chip cards. Short for Europay, Mastercard, and Visa, the companies that develop and administer this technology, EMV chips have been used in Europe for over a decade and have greatly improved bank... (more...)

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Venmo Scams

Venmo is an app that is designed to simplify money transfers, and it works about the same way as an electronic banking transaction. The app works well for exchanging money between relatives and friends, and many people use it when selling goods. Unfortunately, however, Venmo is now the center of many... (more...)

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Leveraging Love: Online Dating Scams

Everyone wants to find love, and in today‚Äôs high-tech world, more and more people are flocking to the internet to meet that special someone. Dating sites have popped up for every conceivable type of social group from farmers to the gluten intolerant, and social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram... (more...)

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Contactless Pay and Electronic Pickpockets

Contactless cards let you pay with a tap. Rather than swiping a stripe or dipping a chip into the card reader, you simply hold your card against the reader until it recognizes your information. Worldwide, approximately 370 million people are using contactless technology in over 111 countries, but some... (more...)

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What Is Card Cracking?

According to a survey done by the American Bankers Association, respondents faced $18 million in card cracking attempts over about an 18-month period from January 2013 to July 2014, and over 2,600 card cracking cases, nearly $6 million was actually lost. To protect your customers and your financial institution... (more...)

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5 Ways to Protect Your Staff from Phishing Emails

To breach your bank security, scammers may send phishing emails to your bank employees. To protect your assets and your reputation, you need to make sure that your staff knows how to identify and avoid phishing emails. Take a look at these five essential tips. 1. Use Antivirus and Email Filters For your... (more...)

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Steps to Take When Customers Receive Phishing Emails

Nearly two-thirds of IT executives believe that customers are the weakest link in banking security. In fact, 46% of executives in the financial services industry report that their biggest security concern is phishing attacks directed against their customers, and 40% of banking professionals believe customers... (more...)

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How to Use Voice Recognition Safely

Voice recognition tools offer a convenient way for banking customers to identify themselves when getting information about their accounts over the phone. In theory, these tools are great — after all, voices are as unique as fingerprints. But unfortunately, there have been some issues with these... (more...)

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How to Convert Documents from Paper to Digital Safely

The move from paper to digital records can seem daunting. Luckily, there are systematic methods to accomplish this transition without too much trouble or a steep learning curve. Essentially, to convert your paper documents to a basic electronic format, all you need is a scanner and a software program... (more...)

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Focus on Fraud Protection and Security to Draw New Clients

Customers want to trust their banks. In fact, they need to trust their financial institutions more than they trust almost any other company or entity. When crafting your marketing plan, make sure you’re talking about your fraud protection and security tactics. That can be a great way to draw new... (more...)

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