Enable Java Script

Either your browser does not support JavaScript, or you have JavaScript disabled.
You must have a JavaScript-enabled browser to use this site.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

To turn on JavaScript in Internet Explorer, follow these steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
  2. Click the Web content zone that you are using (for example, click Local Intranet),
    and then click Custom Level button.
  3. Locate Active scripting under Scripting settings. Click to select the Enable radio button.
  4. Click OK button on Security Settings and Internet Options windows to save your changes.

To download Internet Explorer 7, click here.

Firefox

To turn on JavaScript in Firefox, follow these steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.., and then click the Content tab.
  2. Click to select the Enable JavaScript check box.
  3. Click OK button to save the setting.

To download Firefox 2, click here.

Safari

To turn on JavaScript in Safari, follow these steps:

  1. Open Safari
  2. On the Safari menu, click on Preferences.
  3. Click the Security icon.
  4. Click on Enable JavaScript next to the Web Content section if it is not checked
  5. Close the Preferences window
  6. Close and restart Safari.

Opera 9.xx series

To turn on JavaScript in Opera 9.xx series, follow these steps:

  1. Open Opera.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Preferences.
  3. Click Content in the Preferences list.
  4. Check the box next to Enable JavaScript.
  5. Click the JavaScript Options button to open the JavaScript Options box.
  6. Check the boxes that you want to allow.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click OK.

Google Chrome(v0.4.154.23)

To turn on JavaScript in Google Chrome(v0.4.154.23), follow these steps:

  1. First close any open Chrome windows.
  2. Right click on a blank area of your Desktop.
  3. Select New.
  4. Create a new Shortcut with the following in the "Type the location of the item:" text box:
    • For Windows Vista:
      %userprofile%\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe -enable-javascript
    • For Windows XP:
      "%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\chrome.exe" -enable-javascript
      Note: You'll have to enclose the file path for Windows XP in quotes due to there being spaces in it.

 

 

Types of Fraud

Stay up to date on the different kinds of fraud – and fraud prevention tips – so you can help protect your personal and financial information.​​

 

See How M&T Protects You_

 

 

​​​Common Scams 

It’s important to stay educated abou​​t the types of fraud so that you can recognize threats to your financial information. There are three common scams that you should be on the lookout for: 

  • Phishing leverages email
  • Vishing leverages phone calls
  • SMiShing leverages text messages

These fraud techni​​ques are designed to mislead you into providing personal information such as:

  • Account numbers
  • PINs
  • Social Security numbers
  • Login credentials (username and password)
  • Answers to security questions (your mother’s maiden name, for example)

Recognizing Official M&T Bank Communications

If you ever receive an email that appears to come from M&T Bank and contains our logo but requests personal information or provides a link to a page to enter personal information, do not respond. It is a policy that M&T does NOT initiate a request for personal information via email.

​Unless you initiate the con​tact or we are completing an application for you, M&T will NOT request personal information. If you are being asked for any of the information listed above, it may be a scam.

​Recognizing a Scam

NEVER give out your personal information in response to an unsolicited email, phone call or text message. Forward any suspicious emails to phishing@mtb.com that appear to be from M&T and request that you click on a link to enter your login credentials or personal information.

​You should never supply any account or login credentials to suspicious emails, but if you’re concerned that the request may be legitimate, contact us directly rather than through the communication you received. A representative will be able to help you.

​What to Do if You Suspect Fraud

If you believe you have been a victim of fraud related to your M&T accounts, notify us immediately at 1-800-724-2440 (Monday–Friday 6am–9pm, Saturday–Su​nday 9am–5pm ET), so we can take action to help you.

​Phishing, Vishing and SMiShing Scam Prevention Tips

General

  • Never respond to any phone calls, emails or text messages requesting personal information
  • Check and monitor your credit report regularly

​Online

  • Always look for “https://” and a padlock icon on legitimate websites that require the input of personal information
  • Keep software updated (operating systems and web browsers)
  • Keep your computer clean from Spyware

Email

  • Use a SPAM filter, anti-virus software and a personal firewall
  • Delete emails before opening them if received from anyone you do not recognize
  • Never click on hyperlinks within emails, tweets, posts or text messages if you believe they may be fraudulent (hyperlinks may contain a virus). Instead, retype the company name into your browser

Phone/Text

  • Ignore emails​ or text messages that threaten termination of service if you do not follow the instructions contained in the message. If the email or text message appears to come from a company that you do business with, contact them directly to discuss/report the message

Additional Resources

These scams aren’t the only ways fraudsters can access your accounts and inform​​ation. Learn more about fraud scams and how you can help protect yourself at websites such as: