iBusiness Banking (iBB) Security Centre

How Do You Prevent Fraud


At AIB, AIB (NI) and Allied Irish Bank (GB), we understand how important the security and confidentiality of your information is to you.


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    FraudSMART - Play your PART

    Fraud can happen to anyone, at any time, and it can have serious consequences.

    National Fraud Awareness week is an annual campaign run by the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI) to raise awareness and combat incidents of fraud.

    Research completed by the BPFI found that:

    • 79% of Irish adults have experienced some form of financial fraud, with the most common type being email scams (61%).
    • Nearly half (46%) know someone who has been affected by financial fraud
    • Common types of scams experienced by people are phone scams (39%), text or SMS scams (37%) and online scams (31%)
    • (43%) of 18-24-year olds are likely or very likely to lodge or transfer money for someone using their own bank account in exchange for keeping some of the money for themselves.

    For hints and tips on how to Be Informed, Be Alert and Be Secure, visit FraudSMART.ie.

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To view our iBB Security brochure with information on how to prevent fraud, click here.

To counteract the threats posed by external fraudsters, the bank advises that you:

  • Never make a payment on receipt of an email request without contacting the Supplier, Manager or Director using the existing agreed phone number or email address to verify the request – do not use any of the information in the email to make contact.
  • Make it mandatory that at least two iBB Users are involved in the Creation and Authorising of payments, because this is an effective key control against the external fraudster.

  • Dual Authorisation - double the safeguards by requiring 2 administrators to make role changes.
    •  If you do not have 2 administrators, simply fill in and submit this form to complete the set up.
  • When using your Digipass to authorise payments to new beneficiaries, ensure that you verify the bank account details against the invoice and not just against the details that appear on the iBB screen

  • Be on your guard for suspicious activity on your PC and contact us:
    • Never respond to pop-up messages looking for logon information or checking your security settings. Although iBB presents error messages in pop-up windows, it will never ask you to input your login credentials or OTC/ TDS codes into a pop-up window, and
    • Be vigilant if iBB is operating unusually slowly
  • Be wary of any suspicious phone calls or emails purporting to be from the bank or suppliers requesting you to:
    • Update their information or to make payments
  • Contact the supplier using the existing contact number to verify the request

  • Ensure that all your iBB Users are aware of these threats and that they report any suspicious activity immediately by contacting us.

  • Install and regularly update firewall software

  • Review your anti-virus software protection on every PC & Laptop used to access iBusiness Banking

  • Be wary of opening documents containing macros or which state that the content will not be visible until the macro feature is enabled. Ensure any macros are from a trustworthy source before enabling and that macros are automatically disabled as standard on your PC.
  • Passphrase and Digipass - memorise your Passphrase and Digipass PIN, do not write them down. Never let anyone else use your Digipass and Passphrase

  • Logging in/out - Always type the URL www.aib.ie/ibb and login from there. Don't click on links within emails as you may be redirected to a fraudulent website

  • Check Session Security- Check the URL make sure it starts with 'https://'