Identity Theft and Phishing are crimes.
This page is intended to help individuals identify fraud and fraudulent activities, take steps to protect their identity and, if needed, take measures to report theft and fraud. The links included on this page are provided as tools for consumers to research the latest news and advice on identity theft and fraud.
Fraud is disguised in many forms, and fraudsters are coming up with new vices every day. If you believe your debit card has been stolen, call 1-800-383-8000 to report it immediately.
Identity Theft occurs when your personal information is obtained without your knowledge or consent and used to commit fraud or theft. Although it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk of identity theft or fraud, there are ways you can minimize your risk.
Phishing usually comes in the form of fraudulent emails that appear to come from legitimate sources. These ask customers to verify personal information, link to counterfeit web sites, or offer a reward. Phishing emails appear very authentic.
What to keep watch for:
It is imperative to execute the necessary steps to protect your personal information: your online accounts, your paper information and your home computer.
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