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Explore Fraud-Fighting Tips Below

Take the opportunity to help prevent fraud attacks. Work with your banker to help implement a fraud prevention strategy that fits your needs.


Establish Effective Security Habits

  • Be wary of requests for information and never agree to send money or private data without confirming the legitimacy of the requestor.
  • Protect sensitive information by shredding pre-approvals for credit cards, destroying cards you no longer use and keeping identification documents stored someplace safe.
  • Lock down your logins by creating difficult passwords that you change frequently and don’t share with others.
  • Keep antivirus software updated to limit your exposure to malware during everyday online activities.
  • Monitor your cards by reviewing your transactions frequently and keeping physical track of your payment cards.
  • Trusteer Rapport1—Download the free software that works with your antivirus and firewall software by visting amegybank.com/trusteer. It helps you protect against online identity theft and transaction fraud.
  • Mobile Card Fraud Alerts—Enroll to receive text alerts if we detect a suspicious transaction on your Amegy Visa® debit or credit card.2
  • Visa Purchase® Alerts—Sign up to receive email/text notifications for debit or credit card transactions based on criteria you select.2
  • Online Banking Travel Notification—Easily notify us of your itineraries or last minute trip changes to help avoid card disruption while traveling.
  • Bill Pay—Decrease your risk for mail fraud with an online tool that tracks bill due dates, sends payments immediately and automatically debits your account.
  • eStatements—Opt to receive convenient, eco-friendly account statements to help reduce the chance of paper mail fraud.
  • Amegy Mobile Banking App—Use your tablet or smartphone to stay on top of what’s happening with your accounts while you’re on the go.3

Best Practices to Protect Your Business 

  • Develop anti-fraud office procedures to track high risk financial processes with internal controls.
  • Implement dual-authorization by requiring at least two approvals for high risk transactions like wire transfers and checks.
  • Protect sensitive information on your computers by restricing data access to essential employees only and by keeping the latest antivirus software installed.
  • Keep employee logins safe by enforcing strict password criteria and updating frequently.
  • Educate your staff about phishing schemes and malware.
  • Trusteer Rapport1—Download the free software that works with your antivirus and firewall software to help protect against online identity theft and transaction fraud.
  • Mobile Card Fraud Alerts—Enroll to receive text alerts if we detect a suspicious transaction on your Amegy Visa® debit or credit card.2
  • Visa Purchase® Alerts—Sign up to receive email/text notifications for debit or credit card transactions based on criteria you select.2
  • Positive Pay—Monitor payments with a tool that lets you review and approve transactions presented for payment against your checking account.
  • Online Banking Travel Notification—Easily notify us of your itineraries or last minute trip changes to help avoid card disruption while traveling.
  • Amegy Mobile Business Banking App—Use your tablet or smartphone to stay on top of what’s happening with your accounts while you’re on the go.3

1. Amegy Bank and its affiliates are not affiliated with Trusteer, Inc. and do not provide, warrant or guarantee the content, service or operation of Trusteer Rapport. By downloading and installing Trusteer Rapport, you agree with Trusteer, Inc. to the terms and
conditions of the Trusteer Rapport end user agreement.
2. Amegy Bank does not charge for Mobile Card Fraud Alerts service or Visa® Purchase Alerts service. However, standard text message and data charges from your mobile carrier may apply. Actual time to receive alert is dependent on wireless service and coverage within area.
3. Must be enrolled in Online Banking. Message and data charges from your wireless provider may apply.