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Fraud Prevention

Avoid the costly headaches of fraud.

Your safety and the security of your accounts is our top priority. Our comprehensive fraud prevention services alert you to potentially fraudulent items before they ever process.

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Get the protection and peace of mind you want.

Whether you bank with Webster Online, our secure online banking platform, or use Web-Link® for cash management, you have access to real-time fraud prevention services. So you can actively view your accounts and spot any potentially fraudulent activity early.

Account Alerts

Setting alerts is the first line of defense against fraudulent activity. When you use Webster Online for your business banking, you can set up Automatic alerts, as well as Optional alerts.

  • Automatic alerts are sent when certain changes or activity occurs on your accounts. These alerts are sent to your primary email address.
  • Optional alerts include low and high balance alerts, delivered by email or SMS/text message to a mobile device*, and email alerts for your online payments. These alerts can help prevent overdraft and alert you to unexpected activity.

Account Alerts are just another added value of Webster's convenient and free Online Banking, along with Online Bill Pay, Mobile Banking** and Statement eDelivery. If you are already a Webster Online customer, enroll the next time you sign in.

Positive Pay

Positive Pay fraud prevention services are available via Webster’s Web-Link®, our online reporting and transaction system. With Positive Pay, you get multiple, highly effective ways to verify the authenticity of transactions:

  • Check Positive Pay

    Your file of issued checks is sent to Webster and compared – by serial number and amount – against checks presented for payment against your account through the standard clearing process and at Webster’s teller line.
  • Payee Name Positive Pay

    The payee name on in-clearing checks is compared to those on the list of checks you’ve issued, and any discrepancies will be reported to you – with images, online via Web-Link®.
  • Teller Positive Pay

    With this service, you’ll enjoy an additional layer of fraud protection when checks are presented at Webster branches.
  • ACH Positive Pay and Debit Block

    These services protect your account from unauthorized or potentially fraudulent ACH debits, and are used in conjunction with Check Positive Pay. With ACH Positive Pay, you can restrict access to your commercial accounts.
  • Web-Link® Dual Control

    Dual Control administrative authority allows your business to designate user roles and responsibilities that can crosscheck activity and help you meet the requirements for SOX compliance.

Visit these links to learn more about recognizing and preventing fraud.

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Contact us today for more information or to sign up.