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What is Identity Theft?

July 9, 2023

Identity theft happens when someone uses your personal or financial information without permission, resulting in damage to your credit status and costing your time and money.**   Identity theft affects people of all ages, races and nationalities. Anyone can be a victim. Thieves use many tactics to get your information. Some of the most common […]

Place A Freeze on Your Credit Report*

June 21, 2023

What is a credit freeze? Also known as a security freeze, this free tool lets you restrict access to your credit report, which in turn makes it more difficult for identity thieves to open new accounts in your name. That’s because most creditors need to see your credit report before they approve a new account. […]

Keep Online Transactions Safe

October 21, 2022

These days, many of us bank, communicate with healthcare providers and insurance companies, perform financial transactions, and shop via the Internet. This is convenient, but it also can put your personal information at risk if you’re not careful. Before you donate or throw away a computer, use a specially designed program to “wipe” the hard […]

Warning Signs of Identity Theft

October 21, 2020

According to Norton*, there are 9 warning signs of identity theft: Your bank statement doesn’t look right or your checks bounce – check your account regularly. If a transaction doesn’t look right, contact your financial institution immediately. You never know if someone might have access to your account. You see unfamiliar and unauthorized activity on […]

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