Identity Theft

Protecting your identity is really important.  By keeping some of these tips in mind, you can help reduce the threat of someone stealing your identity.  Check out the tips below: 

  • Never share your debit card PIN or online banking passwords with anyone
  • Whenever possible, use your Debit Card as a signature based transaction rather than using your PIN
  • When ordering items online, use trusted sites with secure payment solutions

 

There are a lot of great identity theft product solutions available to consumers.  Many offer a triple-bureau credit report and daily credit monitoring.  Many times, your insurance carrier can offer an identity theft product that's attached to your homeowner's policy.  Check with your agent for details.  Consumer Reports and the Better Business Bureau are also great resources to find the best product for you.

 

 

If you suspect you have been a victim of Identity Theft, visit the Federal Trade Commission's website to download a free tool kit to use to help restore your identity.