Posts in Category: Loss Control

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What is “Negligent Entrustment” and what does it mean for your bank? 

by Dirk Hanket, P&C Product Manager

The number of negligent entrustment suits and verdicts is increasing, with large settlements being common and judgments often including punitive damages. The costs of developing and implementing a safety and risk program are minimal compared to the emotional and financial costs of negligent entrustment.

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Take steps to prevent employee embezzlement of vault cash. 

Some thefts still do occur on the bank’s premises.

Over the past several years, we have seen an uptick in the number of reported claims involving employee embezzlement of vault cash. Be sure that prevention measures are in place and enforced in order to prevent employee theft.

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FBI issues bulletins on Dyre and Carbanak malware 

The FBI released several updates and bulletins to the banking industry regarding two different malware: Dyre and Carbanak/Anunak. The Dyre malware is being used with social engineering in order to get around two-factor authentication typically required by banks for large wire transfers.

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Standard wire verification templates can mitigate losses 

Fraudulent electronic transfers plague the banking industry. As criminals become more creative in how they target your customers, it is increasingly important for your staff to follow standard verification and documentation procedures. Implementing standard procedures should be followed for all transfers in an effort to prevent or mitigate fraud. Here, we present a template of one possible wire transfer verification form to use at your bank.

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