How to protect against identity theft

Saturday October 13, 2012

The state Attorney General’s Office
suggests that consumers follow these steps to protect themselves against potential identity theft:

1. Affected customers should take advantage of the credit monitoring services being offered by the bank.

2. Do not respond to unsolicited emails, telephone calls, or mailings that ask for credit card numbers, credit card security codes, Social Security numbers, or bank account numbers.

3. Carefully review and monitor your credit card or other financial accounts for any unauthorized activity and monitor your credit reports.

4. Call one of the three major credit bureaus -- Equifax, Experion, or TransUnion -- and place a fraud alert on your credit report.


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