credit card and computer

Identity Theft Kit

Phone: (262) 675-2306 | Email: sbon@statebankofnewburg.com | Routing Number: 075907552

Identity

Theft

If you suspect you are a victim of identity theft you should:

  1. Contact your financial institution and any other creditors of any accounts that may be misused
    1. Checking/Savings accounts may need to be closed
    2. Credit/Debit Cards may need to be closed
    3. Monitor all account activity closely
  2. Contact the fraud departments of the 3 credit bureaus
    1. Equifax 1-800-525-6285                   equifax.com
    2. Experian 1-888-397-3742                 experian.com
    3. TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289         transunion.com
    4. Monitor credit reports closely
      NOTE: Each year you are entitled to one free credit report from each agency
  1. Contact law enforcement to file a report
  2. Visit the Federal Trade Commission website for more details on reporting fraud: https://www.identitytheft.gov/

 

Security Tips to Protect Your Personal Information:

  • Limit what you carry – NEVER carry your social security card in your purse or wallet
  • NEVER get personal information (social security number, driver’s license number) printed on your checks
  • Shred any documents containing bank or credit information – Receipts, Credit Offers, Credit Applications, Insurance Forms, Checks, Bank Statements, etc.
  • Be creative with PINs and Passwords – NEVER share or write down your PINs and Passwords and NEVER use the same PINs and Passwords across multiple accounts
  • Before giving out personal information ask why they need it and how they will safeguard it – NEVER give out personal information if you have not initiated the call
  • Be cautious of links and attachments in emails requesting personal information be updated
  • Remove incoming mail from your mailbox as soon as possible
  • Use updated anti-virus and anti-spyware software on your computer
  • Don’t overshare on social networking sites