Identity Theft and Fraud Protection for Yourself or Your Business
Protecting Against Identity Theft
Identity Theft is serious business. The FTC estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. In fact, you or someone you know may have experienced some form of identity theft.
As your financial institution, we feel it is important that you are aware of what you can do to protect yourself from Identity Theft and Fraud. The information below will help you in knowing what you can do, what to look for, and what to do if your information is compromised.
Identity Theft begins when someone else obtains your "identifying information." This includes things like your name, address, date-of-birth, social security number or mother's maiden name. Those who obtain this information act as an imposter and use your credit card accounts, deplete your savings, purchase automobiles and apply for loans. Identity Theft and Fraud can affect individuals and businesses. We've provided some information and tips to help you protect yourself or your business.