Prevent Wire & ACH Fraud

Prevent wire and ACH fraud with our top security tips.

Our top priority is keeping you and your financial information safe and secure. See our top tips below and learn how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.

When receiving an email about sending funds, be sure to first call the person you know at that company to verify the routing and account numbers. Fraudsters will often prey on a sense of urgency to get funds moved quickly.

VERY IMPORTANT Even if you have been emailing with someone about making a payment and they provide you routing and account numbers, please call the person at a phone number you know (not in the email) and verify the account information prior to transferring the funds.

If you receive an email claiming you have an account issue, always go directly to the company’s actual website or app to log in.

Emails showing company logos can make emails appear official even though they may, in fact, be fraudulent. Never click a link or open an attachment in an email you weren’t expecting.


What do I do if I've been scammed?
If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of a scam, reach out for help right away. The FTC offers a helpful guide(Opens in a new Window) for consumers who may have been scammed.

And being a victim of a scam doesn't just include making a payment to an illegitimate business. If you gave a scammer remote access to your computer or phone, even just for a minute, or revealed personal information or passwords, you may be vulnerable.

Learn more about Hawthorn’s ID Protect® service, which includes fraud-fighting features like credit file monitoring and identity theft resolution.

Hawthorn Bank is committed to helping you protect yourself against fraud and identity theft. For everyday reminders, check out our security tips to stay safe(Opens in a new Window).