Protect Your Business Accounts

Learn about business account online protection

Learn about how BB&T places the highest priority on protecting your business accounts.

For years, identity thieves have used phishing emails to fool people into providing account information. Now they're taking direct aim at small and mid-sized businesses with a more sophisticated scam. 

Spear phishing targets a specific employee by name and title. The email looks professional and includes business details that make it seem real. 

When a person clicks a link, malicious spyware hijacks login and security data to access company accounts and steal money. 

This type of fraud can be stopped with one simple precaution. Be suspicious of any unexpected email telling you to open a link or attachment. A legitimate company will never ask you to update or validate information that way. 

With us, your accounts are locked up tight behind several layers of security technology. By paying attention and being careful, you help yourself stay safe online. 

First, take advantage of the safeguards we provide. Set up transaction limits and alerts to notify you about account activities and balances. 

Make sure your computer stays current with the latest anti-virus software. Don't make transactions at coffee shops and other places with public internet access. 

Look for the lock icon before you enter any information at a website. It tells you the site is secure. 

Always log out of an online session and lock the computer, even if you're away for only a few minutes. 

Social networking sites are great for connecting with friends and business contacts, but be careful about sharing too much personal information. Identity thieves can harvest details for use in scams. 

We'll be happy to provide more information and answer any questions. Contact us to learn more.

Interested in a BB&T business checking account?

Contact us

If you have security concerns about your BB&T account, call 800-BANK-BBT (800-226-5228).

Related topics

Article

Online Security Measures

BB&T uses advanced Internet security technology to protect our clients' personal information when it's transmitted online.

Article

Protecting Your Internet Activities and Electronic Data

With more financial activity occurring online than ever before, it's essential to know how to reduce the risks to your data.

Article

Small Business Online Security

BB&T uses security tools and best practices to protect your confidential information and systems. 

Article

Document Shredding and Retention Guidelines

Protect your personal and confidential information by disposing of sensitive documents in the right way at the right time.

Branch Banking and Trust Company, Member FDIC.