Fraud Prevention

Banks operate in a complex environment and must regularly deal with the issues of fraud and robbery. Washington Bankers Association (WBA) helps members keep on top of these issues by providing valuable tools to combat fraud, including:

  • Crime Stoppers
    Provides a partnership between the public, media, and law enforcement to help solve felony crimes.
  • Thumbprint Signature Program
    WBA offers significant discounts to members on Thumbprint Signature Program products; an effective and inexpensive method for preventing and deterring check fraud.
  • Financial Exploitation/Elder Abuse
    WBA provides tools for Washington State banks to help train their employees on how to recognize vulnerable adult abuse.
  • View consumer tips for financial safety and health
    The WBA provides local and national resources, links, and tools to help consumers protect their credit and enhance their financial literacy.

When used in conjunction, these tools help both banks and their customers avoid the significant financial losses associated with identity theft, check fraud, and other criminal fraud.