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Recommended security controls for businesses


Businesses can help prevent fraud by implementing these controls:

  1. Use quality checks from reputable printers. The check stock and MICR encoding carry essential information used to protect your account.
  2. Secure your checkbook supplies, including facsimile signature stamps.
  3. Shred checks and statements you no longer need.
  4. Notify your Private Banker immediately of any changes to signing authorities on your account.
  5. Conduct background checks of employees involved in issuing checks or reconciling checking accounts.
  6. Institute dual internal controls over your check issuing and reconciliation processes. The employee reconciling the account should not be a signer on the account.