Fraud Protection

Protect Your Identity

Identity theft is a greater threat than ever before, with a record high of 11 million Americans affected in 2009. Identity thieves look to steal your personal information and use it to purchase goods and services in your name. The damage of identity theft in expense, time, and stress can be immense and long-lasting, which is why it’s so important to closely guard your personal information and remain on the lookout for identity threats.

Learn more about Identity Theft by checking out the following links below:

Deter, Detect, Defend: Avoid ID Theft
Consumer information from the FTC explains how ID theft occurs and how to deter, detect, and defend against it.

What to Do If Your Identity is Stolen
This consumer alert details the steps to take after ID theft.

How Not to Get Hooked by a Phishing Scam
This consumer alert explains how ID theives phish for personal information.

Ten Easy Steps to Protect Your Personal Information and Detect Fraud
This outlines practices to protect privacy.

You Have the Power to Stop Identity Theft
This consumer alert from the NCUA explains phishing and how consumers can protect themselves from identity theft.

Six Steps to Recover From Identity Theft
This publication from the Montana Department of Justice provides an action plan for ID theft victims.