Identify suspicious activity before damage is done

M&T Bank can provide the tools you need to minimize your risk.

How to detect fraud in small businesses

The threat of fraud is unfortunately an ever-present reality for all businesses. The first step in an effective fraud-detection strategy is to be constantly aware of the possibility of a cyberattack. Every member of your organization must be continuously educated on the telltale signs of common scams like check fraud, phishing, ACH fraud, ransomware attacks and more. Cybercriminals are using increasingly sophisticated techniques to lure sensitive information from unsuspecting victims. M&T can help you stay up to date and train a well-informed staff that can work together to shut down the hackers.

Beyond a diligent approach and a well-educated staff, your business needs automated tools that can detect unusual activity and limit damage if a breach ever occurs. M&T provides an array of controls for monitoring activity, identifying fraud, freezing accounts when necessary and mitigating loss. We can work with your business to apply the right solutions to your unique situation.

Work with PCI-compliant partners

You should always work with reputable vendors that value security. When choosing vendors for payment processing, e-commerce services, point-of-sale hardware and more, check to see that they are Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) compliant. M&T can help you make the right choices.

DIY fraud-detection techniques

M&T can help you build a plan to identify what information is sensitive, where it is stored, how it should be protected and what measures should be followed to secure it. It’s not difficult, but it is critical.

What to do if you suspect fraud

M&T account holders have access to a team of skilled specialists available to help if fraud occurs. We have systems in place for easily reporting cyberattacks, including a 24/7 hotline for immediate action.

Learn how to help your business thwart off fraud. Visit your local M&T branch or schedule an appointment.

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This article is for informational purposes. It is not designed or intended to provide financial, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice since such advice always requires consideration of individual circumstances. Please consult with the professionals of your choice to discuss your situation.