Protect Your Company Against Imposter Fraud

To safeguard your company against imposter fraud, we encourage you to implement the following steps we received from our bank:

  • Educate your team
  • Warn executives and staff of the threat. Tell employees to question payment requests received by email.
  • Alert vendors and partners of the threat
  • Inform them you no longer accept bank account changes by email.
  • Protect your email account
  • Only provide your email address to known contacts. Never give out your email log-on credentials.
  • Authenticate all requests
  • Verify by a different channel. Only use official contact info on file to verify.
  • Use dual custody properly
  • Double-check payment details. Authenticate payment requests before initiating and approving.
  • Watch for red flags
  • Pay close attention to even the smallest details of all payment requests.
  • Monitor account activity daily
  • Remember: If something feels off, it probably is.

Following are some security best practices to consider implementing:

  • Email filtering and email authentication protocols such as SPF, DKIM, DMARC
  • Mail Flow (Transport) Rules
  • Use of complex passwords and different passwords for each type of account

Great Expectations

Great Expectations is more than a tagline, it is an attitude. At Great Northern, customer challenges are met by an undying spirit to doing what others can’t or won’t. It’s in our DNA. And it is what our customers have come to expect with Great Northern.

How can we exceed your expectations?