Identity TheftWe Do More by committing to help you fight fraud and identity theft. Identity theft is the most popular and profitable form of consumer fraud. It happens when someone uses your personal information such as your name, Social Security number, credit card number or other private information, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. It is vital that you recognize the various types of fraud and learn how to protect yourself against them. Click the links on the right to learn about how to minimize the chances that you fall victim to identity theft and fraud. Maintaining current anti-spyware and anti-virus software along with installing updates offered by your software providers are just a few measures to take to protect yourself. Please read the tips below to learn more about protecting yourself.
- Do not carry your Social Security card with you
- Do not have your Social Security number and driver's license number printed on your checks
- Keep your new and cancelled checks in a safe place
- Do not leave your purse, wallet, checkbook, or any other forms of identification in your car
- Shred or tear up any documents containing banking or credit information, especially pre-approved credit card offers
- You can also choose to opt out of pre-approved credit card offers by calling 1-888-567-8688
- Keep your PINs and passwords a secret. Do not write them down or share them with anyone. To learn more, click on the Lost/Stolen Cards tab
Check your creditThe Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT ACT) requires each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months, from Annual Credit Report.
Leave an anonymous message to report suspected internal bank fraud. The FRAUD HOTLINE is 1-956-764-6120.
To help safeguard your financial information and protect your identity, learn about our Enhanced Security Program.
For the month of October, participate in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.