Fraud affects banks, businesses, and organizations of all shapes and sizes, and its impact is felt worldwide. The NBA is dedicated to increasing awareness and advancing the fight against fraud. Please explore our ongoing anti-fraud efforts and learn more about the magnitude of fraud, its impact on your bank and the economy, how to report it, and what you can do to prevent, detect, and deter it.
NBA Robbery Reward Program
The NBA manages a statewide robbery reward program designed to solicit information that leads to the apprehension of any person believed to be responsible for the robbery of an FDIC-insured commercial bank or savings institution located in Nebraska. All rewards to informants are paid through Crime Stoppers or the FBI. No rewards shall be paid directly from the NBA to an informant.
Elder Abuse Prevention
Report suspected fraud
by calling toll-free
Consumer education is perhaps the best weapon against elder abuse and exploitation, and many organizations are working diligently to make sure messages about elder abuse and its prevention are being heard by older Nebraskans.
[VIDEO]: Silent Fear - Elder Abuse Prevention
[VIDEO]: Financial Exploitation - Senior Protection
The banking industry also has a role to play in the prevention of elder abuse and it’s a role we take seriously. Because of the regular contact many older Nebraskans have with personnel in bank branches, frontline bank employees may observe suspected cases of elder abuse relating to financial affairs. By asking careful questions, while observing legal limits, bank employees can work with law enforcement and Adult Protective Services (APS) officials to keep older Nebraskans from being victimized.
The NBA has created training materials to help financial institutions spot elder abuse. This resource will help your bank:
Click here to download the Fraud Alert Form for banks
Links to Crime-Fighting Organizations
Thumbprint Signature Program
The NBA offers the Thumbprint Signature Program to provide a simple, effective, and inexpensive method for preventing and deterring check fraud. Individuals wanting to cash a check are asked to place an impression of their thumbprint on the face of the check using a small inkless touch pad that leaves no stain or residue on users or clothing. Criminals seeking to commit check fraud are unlikely to put their thumbprints on bogus checks. Those who are foolish enough to cooperate leave a positive ID that can be turned over to law enforcement to be used in cases where fraud is suspected.
Thumbprint Signature products include:
Concealed Handgun Signs
Although Nebraska residents are authorized to lawfully carry a concealed handgun in certain public places, state law prohibits concealed handguns in specified public facilities, including financial institutions. The NBA offers cling signs (pictured at left) to remind your customers of the law. Use of these signs is strictly voluntary.
The Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation guarantee's your institution's CRA credit while elevating your community leadership by promoting secure senior living environments, HUD communities, and state veterans homes.
For More Information Contact:
Sarah Sasse Kildow, Director of Communications & Marketing
Blair Suddarth, Marketing Coordinator