When I helped my teenage relatives set up their Tangerine bank accounts, we set up email notifications to alert them if any money was deposited, moved or withdrawn from their accounts. Doing so made me realize I had not taken this simple precaution for our old joint BMO chequing account. Recently, I updated our BMO account settings so that we would receive warning alert messages if certain activities happened in our accounts.
What Can I Set a BMO Bank Account Alert Message to Tell Me?
Here are some of the options you can select to protect your BMO bank accounts:
- Alert me if there is a security concern with me BMO Debit Card
Account and eStatement Alerts
Alert me when
- a withdrawal of more than $XX is made from my account
- a deposit of more than $YY is made to my account
- my account balance drops below $ZZ
Send those alerts to
- my eStatement is available to be viewed in Online Banking
How to Set the Security Warning Alerts for Your BMO Bank Accounts
- Sign in to your BMO online banking account/s.
- From the list of links on the left side of the screen, select: My Alerts
- Click to make a check mark in the box beside each type of Alert you wish to set. Where appropriate type the $ value at which you want the Alert to trigger.
- Click on the button: Save Alerts.
- You should receive the message: Your changes have been saved.
If not, try again or call BMO to ask about the problem.
- When you are finished banking, click on Sign Out.
For increased security, clear your browser history and cache and turn off your browser.
Have you ever caught a fraudulent action in your bank accounts by receiving an alert? Please share your experiences with a comment.