West Bank offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

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West Bank offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

West Bank offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

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Business Email Compromise

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Business Email Compromise (BEC) is a scam that seeks to defraud a company through email. Because so much of business is conducted through email, it makes this scheme highly damaging if it succeeds. According to the FBI’s 2023 Internet Crime Report, the Internet Crime Complaint Center received 21,489 BEC complaints with adjusted losses of over […]

Mobile Banking Safety

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When you’re on the go and need to access your bank account, Mobile Banking is a great solution. You can manage your money at any time, transfer funds, pay bills, deposit checks, and more. The West Bank Mobile Banking App implements industry best practices when it comes to security. When you access your accounts, you […]

Spooky Scams and the Ghouls that Run Them

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This October is the 20th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month. As cyberattacks become more common, the first step in keeping yourself safe is remaining vigilant and staying up-to-date on current cybersecurity trends. Being informed on how scammers have been accessing information and infiltrating networks gives you the edge in identifying them. Here are a few scams […]

AI in Cybercrime

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a growing topic of conversation. Because of its potential for efficiency in automating processes and informing decisions with a vast array of data, a wide range of industries have started to incorporate AI into their business models. Whenever a new technology is introduced, though, there is the potential for cybercriminals […]

The Basics of Elderly Financial Exploitation

Elderly Financial Exploitation

What is Elderly Financial Exploitation? According to the American Bankers Association, people over the age of 50 control over 70% of the nation’s wealth. Unfortunately, in recent years, scammers have targeted the older population—specifically those aged 60 and above—through various types of fraudulent tactics, also known as elderly financial exploitation. These criminals use tactics such […]

Cybersecurity Practices to Protect Your Small Business

In an increasingly digital world, small businesses have more resources than ever before to reach new and larger markets. However, as digital capabilities continue to grow, it is crucial to create and improve cybersecurity practices to protect your business from cyber threats. Cyberattacks are not limited to large corporations and governments—small businesses can be just […]

Keep Your Business Safe from Email Scams

Email is a common tool used on unsuspecting victims to spread vicious viruses. Cybercriminals widely use email spoofing to send fake emails from look-alike domains. Spoofing is when a scammer impersonates a sender making the recipient of the email believe the message is coming from a trusted source. Look-alike domains are websites with domain names […]

Tips To Help You Protect Against Data Breaches

There are many ways cybercriminals attack. It is important that a business has procedures in place to help prevent their data from being compromised.  There are numerous security programs and different filters that you may implement to catch and report incidents. However, these costly breaches can also be prevented by practicing awareness and preparing to […]

How Can I Protect My Bank Account from Hackers?

How Can I Protect My Bank Account from Hackers? Online banking, mobile wallet, and online shopping all make our lives more convenient, but as with anything you do online, you need to use them safely. Following a few best practices can help keep your bank account and personal information safe. Use strong passwords, protect your devices, and […]

Protect Yourself Online

Though the internet has many advantages, it can also make users vulnerable to fraud, identity theft and other scams. According to a Norton Cybercrime Report, 378 million adults worldwide were victims of cybercrime in 2013. The American Bankers Association recommends the following tips to keep you safe online:   Keep your computers and mobile devices up […]

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