Bank fraud is on the rise — here are 4 ways to protect your account

One of the scariest things about internet fraud is knowing that someone could hack your bank account if they happen to get a hold of certain personal information. It’s only natural, then, to wonder about how to protect your bank account from fraud.

Bank account fraud happens, and it can mean the difference between you keeping your hard-earned money and seeing it vanish. Bank fraud attacks increased 159 percent over the past year, according to an analysis of 12 billion global transactions over the past year by risk management platform Feedzai, making this a very real risk.