By stealing your personal information, thieves can make fraudulent purchases, borrow money, and wreak havoc with your credit rating.
Your best defense against identity theft is to remain alert. If you are ever denied credit for no apparent reason or stop receiving regular financial statements, look into the matter immediately.
If you become a victim of identity theft, it can be one of the hardest things to recover from. However, you can take steps now to reduce your chances of it happening to you, here’s how:

Use Your Free Digital Tools

  • Go paperless with free eStatements and easily monitor your account activity online.
  • Sign up for Online Banking and use our Mobile App to review your bank accounts regularly for possible fraud.
  • Add Account Alerts to be notified of account transactions and monitor for suspicious activity.
  • Obtain and review a copy of your credit report every year and check it for accuracy. You can obtain one free credit report each year at  

Minimize Your Risks

  • Never respond to unsolicited requests for your Social Security Number (SSN), one-time passcode, or financial data, particularly over the phone or in response to an email.
  • Destroy all documents with personal information, like credit cards receipts, pre-approved credit card offers, documents that may contain your bank account numbers, old statements, etc.
  • Check your credit card and bank statements for accuracy each month. Easily check your bank statements online with Online Banking and our Mobile App.
  • Avoid using an obvious personal ID (PIN) and access codes.
  • When making purchases online, be sure the website you're visiting is secure by ensuring the URL begins with the prefix "https."
  • Never have your Social Security Number printed on your checks.
  • Photocopy BOTH sides of all credit cards, licenses, and other important documents that you carry in your wallet, and store the copies in a safe place. In the event your wallet is lost or stolen, you have the copies for reference to cancel your cards. It is especially helpful to have quick access to the toll-free numbers needed to contact these companies.
  • Never carry the following items with you, unless necessary:
    • Social Security Card or any document displaying with your SSN
    • Birth Certificate
    • Passport  

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