Fraud Prevention

 

Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management; Venture Capital
March 21, 2016 Posted by

Instances of fraud and theft in the innovation industry are growing, with companies of all sizes reporting the attempted theft of company funds and confidential non-public information (NPI). Venture capital and private equity firms, with their large transaction volumes of significant dollar size, have become a direct target as well. Listen to a replay of our SVB’s March 16th webinar now to learn how VC and PE firms can protect themselves. In addition to taking questions, the webinar covers: The growing threats and latest trends affecting venture capital and private equity firms. How to identify vulnerabilities within your firm — and actionable steps to help secure them. Practices to minimize the risk of loss throughout your business operations. I hope you find the content informative and actionable. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your SVB representative if you have questions about the strategies and solutions discussed. This material is provided for informational purposes only.

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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management
March 14, 2016 Posted by
Fraudsters are putting a new twist on imposter or business email compromise fraud. The fraud still starts out with a spoofed or compromised email address appearing to be from an executive, but instead of sending an email asking for a wire to be processed, the fraudster is asking for employees’ W-2 documents. 
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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management
February 02, 2016 Posted by

According to the FBI, cyber thieves have stolen nearly $750 million using imposter fraud – aka business email compromise fraud – a scam that spoofs or hijacks email accounts of business executives. Once compromised, fraudsters use the email accounts to send fraudulent transaction instructions to company employees and steal client funds. Fraud attempts have increased by 270 percent in 2015 alone with all types and sizes of businesses affected.  Security experts Guardian Analytics highlighted how imposter fraud happens in this tutorial video. Watch it to learn how you can protect yourself.

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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management; Startups
October 19, 2015 Posted by

Companies today need a robust online presence to recruit top talent, drive sales, and build brand awareness in a heavily competitive market. At the same time, organizations need to be aware of the risks of social engineering fraud in which key information about your company is used by fraudsters and thieves to commit fraud and theft. 

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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management
October 19, 2015 Posted by
Payment transactions carry inherent risks, requiring businesses to be diligent about preventing theft and fraud. The good news is that a 360 degree view of prevention and controls offers the best protection.
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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management
October 16, 2015 Posted by
Issuing commercial credit cards to employees can help create a layer of financial oversight and transparency over business travel and other company expenses. Companies are better able to track how and where expenses are incurred, manage expenses to approved vendors, and avoid the hassles and risks of reimbursing cash expenses. Companies should approach a commercial card program carefully to reduce potential incidents of accidental employee misuse or intentional fraud.
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Accounting, Regulations, & Reporting; Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Wine Industry
October 14, 2015 Posted by

Recently, SVB held a webinar on the Payment Card Industry (PCI) risks and compliance. Given all the media attention to recent security breaches, we weren’t surprised by the overwhelming interest in the topic. We had a high number of participants and great questions in our Q&A session. It seems every company wants to know if their data is safe–for good reason.

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Fraud Prevention
July 22, 2015 Posted by
Silicon Valley Bank and ControlScan outline in a webinar what PCI compliance means and how it benefits your company in the event of a fraud or breach event.
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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management
July 07, 2015 Posted by
A recent webinar “Fraud Prevention Begins with a Comprehensive Plan” outlines the best practices for keeping companies secure.
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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management
May 21, 2015 Posted by

Companies should be aware of imposter or business email fraud schemes – theft through a relatively low-tech approach – that have been successful in stealing millions from companies. 

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