Fraud and Identity Theft
How to Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft:
- Never provide personal information in response to an unsolicited request, whether it is over the phone or on the internet. Emails and internet pages created by phishers may look exactly like the real thing. They may even contain a fake padlock icon that ordinarily is used to denote a secure site. If you did not initiate the communication, do not provide any information.
- If you are unsure whether a correspondence is legitimate, contact the company. Phone numbers and website addresses should be listed on your monthly statements. It is important to verify the information yourself.
- Never provide your account information and/or password over the phone or in response to an unsolicited email. We would never ask you to verify your account information or confirm a password online. Thieves armed with this information and your account number can help themselves to your money.
- Review account statements regularly to ensure all charges are correct. If your account statement is late or does not arrive, contact us immediately. If you have electronic account access, check your account activity online regularly to catch suspicious activity.