ACH Alert prevents more than $300 million in fraudulent transactions for account holders across the U.S.
Provider of patented fraud detection services monitors over $40 billion in transactions, preventing unauthorized account activity
OOLTEWAH, TN (October 24, 2016) — ACH Alert, an award-winning provider of patented, innovative fraud prevention technology for financial institutions of all sizes, announced during AFP’s Annual Conference that it has prevented the disbursement of fraudulent transactions and returned $346.5 million from Jan. 1 to Jul. 31, 2016 for account holders at financial institutions nationwide.
Since the beginning of the year, the company monitored $42.8 billion in ACH debit transactions and $2.8 billion in credit transactions by leveraging its proactive, layered and customer-centric approach to fraud prevention. ACH Alert enlists account holders in the fight against fraud, enabling financial institutions of all sizes to send actionable alerts to customers as soon as suspicious activity is discovered, which empowers customers to stop unauthorized transactions before the funds ever leave their account.
Taking a proactive approach to fraud prevention is crucial for corporate bank accounts in particular, as 73 percent of companies were targets of payments fraud in 2015, according to the 2016 AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey. Additionally, businesses are subject to certain regulations, like Article 4A of the Uniform Commercial Code, that limit the timeframe for disputing fraudulent activity, which can result in unrecoverable financial losses. This highlights the value of scalable technology that directs real-time, actionable alerts to business customers at the first sign of anomalous account activity, mitigating the risks and financial losses associated with payments fraud.
To prevent fraudulent debit transactions, ACH Alert’s PRO-TECH, a real-time debit approval process, triggers an actionable alert when an ACH debit hits the account, allowing account holders to thwart fraudulent entries immediately. On the credit side, ACH Alert’s C.O.P.S. solution delivers alerts to account holders when suspicious ACH credit transactions are originated, enabling users to verify the transaction through a trusted channel, ensuring the validity of credit originations and reducing the risk of account takeover.
“Protecting the account must be a partnership effort between a financial institution and the customer,” said Deborah Peace, AAP, chief executive officer of ACH Alert. “Businesses and consumers alike should pursue a banking relationship with institutions that comprehend the importance of helping their customers originate secure transactions and prevent unauthorized account activity.”
To learn more, visit ACH Alert’s booth #1052 during AFP’s Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 23-26, 2016.
About ACH Alert
Founded in 2007, ACH Alert provides patented, innovative fraud detection services to financial institutions ranging from community banks to top tier financial institutions. Relying on more than 25 years of industry experience, ACH Alert assists financial institutions in mitigating the risks associated with electronic payments. ACH Alert is the 2012 recipient of the Kevin O’Brien ACH Quality Award, the highest award for quality in the ACH Network industry. For more information, visit www.achalert.com, or follow them on Twitter @ACHAlert, Facebook, or LinkedIn.
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