Protect Your Business

The simple fact is you can protect yourself against most forms of identity theft. The first step is education. Take a few moments to learn about each of the steps you can take to avoid being a victim. The security of your personal information is important to us. TFB will never ask for your debit card PIN in an email, text, or on the phone. If you get such a request, call TFB at 1-800-638-3798.

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  • Complete background checks on employees – particularly those that have access to financial information or authorization to complete bill pay and transfer transactions on behalf of the business.
  • Review your company's system reports so you always know who is doing what and whether tasks are unnecessary or unusual. If it happens, ask questions.
  • Ensure employees receive training and understand your policies and their responsibilities with regard to passwords and computer security.
  • Assign business debit and credit cards to individuals by having the business and employee name embossed on the card.
  • Notify your bank, contractors and vendors when an employee leaves your company for any reason.

Vendors and Contractors

  • Check records and references before entering into agreements with vendors and contractors
  • Monitor account activity often – every day if possible
  • Perform all financial transactions from a dedicated computer – use a separate computer for e-mail and social media.
  • Change passwords, pictures and security questions periodically
  • Use security tokens and other tools offered by your financial institution.
  • Notify your bank immediately if a contract with any vendor or contractor is terminated or expired.

Additional Resources

Contact local authorities to report financial crime during non-business hours. The Fauquier Bank works with these offices to help you recover stolen funds and prosecute the offenders.

  • Fauquier Sheriff's Office and Surrounding Town Police Non-Emergency: (540) 347-3300
  • Prince William County Police Non-Emergency: (703) 792-6500
  • Prince William County Sheriff's Office Non-Emergency: (703) 792-6070
  • Federal Trade Commission Consumer Affairs Division: (202) 326-2222

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