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Consumer Awareness and Security Information

Preventing Identity Theft

Your community bank suggests these simple steps to prevent Identity Theft.

  • Never divulge your personal information unless YOU initiate contact with a company or person you trust. But remember, in order to serve your banking needs and comply with federal anti-terrorism laws, your banker is required to have your social security number.
  • Don't carry around more checks and credit cards than you need.
  • Use a shredder when discarding canceled checks, credit card applications and receipts or other financial information.
  • Never leave purse or wallet in the car, even if it is hidden.
  • Contact your bank immediately if suspicious withdrawals or transactions appear.
  • Don't put your credit or debit card account number on the Internet unless it is encrypted on a secure site.
  • If your credit card statement doesn't arrive on time, contact your credit card company to make sure no one has stolen your statement and is making unauthorized charges in your name from another location.
  • If someone calls posing as an employee of your bank asking you to verify your account number, HANG UP!! Your bank already has your account number.
  • Don't carry your social security number in your purse or wallet.
  • Don't put outgoing credit card payments in a home mailbox. Hand them to your postal carrier or deposit them at the post office.
  • Check your credit reports once a year.
  • Never write down PINs or Passwords.
  • Be careful at ATMs and when using your ATM, debit, or credit card. “Shoulder Surfers” can get your PIN and gain access to your account.

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