All of us at First Republic believe that protecting our clients’ security is one of the most important and fundamental measures we can take as a business. As hackers become more sophisticated, the frequency and severity of fraudulent activity increases. Although we take our responsibility to protect our clients very seriously, there are certain steps only you can take to help protect yourself and your business online. To better your online safety, we have compiled all of our resources that can help you solidify your cyber security into a single helpful list, so you can stay informed and aware of potential threats that could endanger your business or personal finances.
Safeguarding Your Business
Email scams are one of the biggest, and most effective, tactics online scammers can use to trick businesses into unknowingly handing over their money. Learn how to protect yourself against these subtle scams and how to spot them.
Often times, businesses do not have the same federal fraud protections that individual consumers do, even though the damage can be much more severe. Improve your business’s approach to cyber security by utilizing these five techniques.
This is your one-stop First Republic webpage to educate yourself on different fraud threats, both online and off, and what the implications are to you and your business.
Safeguarding Personal Finances
There are several steps you can take to protect yourself online from fraudsters trying to access your sensitive information. This article covers 4 of the most effective ways to get your online defensive strategy up to speed.
Online fraud often plays on negative emotions by tricking people into thinking the worst is happening to them, such as a foreclosure or family emergency. Be aware of other social techniques that are prevalent in fraud attacks by reading this article.
Much of the power to prevent online theft and fraud rests with consumers and businesses being informed on what to look for. Empower yourself to prevent fraud with these helpful tips on identifying a digital security breach.
Social media can be a prime way for fraudsters to gather information, in order to impersonate another person or take advantage of actual events happening in your life. Learn what to share and what not to share online, so that scammers have less of an advantage.
The most important thing you can do when it comes to cyber security is to take stock of what you’re already doing and identify areas for improvement. Learn some best practices from anti-fraud expert Frank Abagnale, and protect yourself online.
As always, First Republic is proud to be a resource for your financial safety. If you have encountered any suspicious activity, or believe you may be the victim of fraud or identity theft, please don’t hesitate to call us at (888) 408-0288.