Old National is proud to join hundreds of institutions that have partnered with the ACFE, the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education, in a commitment to proactively fight fraud and help safeguard business and investments.
Old National Bank is committed to protecting and securing our clients’ financial information. To address the data and transaction security concerns of its commercial customers, ONB recently hosted a series of complimentary seminars for business clients entitled, “How much fraud can your business afford?” The seminars were held in 13 different markets throughout Old National’s footprint of Indiana, Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky. In addition to speakers from Old National, the seminars featured experts from different areas such the St. Louis Federal Reserve, FBI, U.S. Secret Service, Indiana State Police, and local law enforcement.
Fraud Prevention Tips from the oldnational.com Online Security Center:
1. Protect yourself online
- Keep your computer up-to-date (operating system, internet browser, etc.)
- Use anti-malware software and use automated scanning
- Utilize different passwords for various websites and applications. While this may be inconvenient, it provides a level of protection. If one system is compromised and the same password was used, your other systems may also be compromised.
- Be cautious with information posted on social media. (i.e. mother’s maiden name, your birth date, first pet’s name) as these might be challenge questions that could allow someone to gain access to your online applications.
2. Protect yourself from ATM scams
- Become familiar with the ATM machines you use regularly and be able to recognize changes to the machine and its surroundings. Be wary of any device that looks temporarily added or affixed to the machine.
- Never rely on the help of a stranger to retrieve a confiscated card or help you with a card that isn’t working properly.
- Never use an ATM machine when other people are lingering or seem suspicious.
- Always report confiscated cards immediately.
- Avoid ATM machines with extra signage or warnings posted on the machine.
Monitor your credit and credit report
- Regularly review your credit report for suspicious inquiries, unexplained accounts, incorrect balances and typos. You are entitled to one free credit report per year from each major consumer reporting agency – Experian, Trans Union, and Equifax – under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. To order your free reports, go to www.annualcreditreport.com or call (877) 322-8228.
- Ask the credit reporting agencies for fraud alert protection so you can confirm all requests for new accounts opened in your name.
- Don't carry credit cards with you that you don't need.
- Limit the credit offers you receive by contacting the National Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies at 1-888-5-OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688.)
Old National to share additional fraud prevention tips at oldnational.com
In recognition of Fraud Awareness Week, Old National will have a daily Fraud Prevention Tip of the Day at oldnational.com - its Internet homepage. Each daily tip will address a different facet of consumer fraud; and visitors will be encouraged to learn more by visiting Old National’s Online Security Center, which is accessible year-round from the oldnational.com homepage and contains a wealth of tips and strategies for combating fraud and avoiding identity theft.
"By highlighting International Fraud Awareness Week, we can educate the community and provide awareness of specific fraudulent scams occurring daily,” said Denise Rexing, Financial Intelligence Unit Director for Old National. "Educating the community about fraud is the key to preventing it."
For more information about increasing awareness and reducing the risk of fraud during International Fraud Awareness Week, visit www.FraudWeek.com. The 2012 Report to the Nations is available for download online at the ACFE’s web site: ACFE.com/RTTN.
About Old National
Old National Bancorp (NYSE: ONB) is the largest financial services holding company headquartered in Indiana and, with $9.4 billion in assets, ranks among the top 100 banking companies in the U.S. Since its founding in Evansville in 1834, Old National has focused on community banking by building long-term, highly valued partnerships with clients in its primary footprint of Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. In addition to providing extensive services in retail and commercial banking, wealth management, investments and brokerage, Old National also owns Old National Insurance, one of the 100 largest brokers in the U.S. For more information and financial data, please visit Investor Relations at oldnational.com.