Tip 2

Combating Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing problem. We work very hard at protecting personal information for you, such as account numbers, social security numbers, address, etc. Here are some precautions you can take as well.

  1. Do not give out personal financial information, especially your social security number, on the phone unless you initiated the call and you know who you are talking to.
  2. Report lost or stolen checks or debit card immediately.
  3. Review new deliveries of checks and credit cards immediately.
  4. Store new and cancelled checks in a safe place.
  5. Do not give out your ATM PIN to anyone.
  6. Make sure you properly dispose of financial information including financial solicitations that arrive in the mail by shredding or tearing them up.
  7. Study your bills carefully and question any suspicious charges immediately.
  8. Periodically check your credit report. For a small fee you can attain a copy of your credit report at any time.

Together we can help head off identity theft and account fraud before they happen.