ID theft can happen to anyone, at any time. These resources can help you if you have become a victim or if you wish to learn more, so it's less likely to happen to you. As always, your credit union offers free support and assistance. Contact Financial Services for help.
Warning: Not all ID Theft sites on the web are safe. Some are designed to intentionally scam you.
Basic Tips to Protecting Your Money and Identity
- Trust your gut. If something doesn't feel right, it most likely is not.
- Have a question? Call your credit union.
- Not all websites are legitimate, although it appears to be safe, it may not be. Be careful where you click.
- Monitor your accounts -- daily, if possible, using It'sMe247 Online Banking and MoneyDesktop.
- Spot Fake Payments in Mailbox: AARP Article titled "Reality Check" by Sid Kirchheimer
Cyber ecurity and Your Smartphone
Students and ID theft
Young people, under the age of 25, are the fastest growing segment of the US population to have their identity stolen. Encourage the young people in your life to review their credit report for free.
Cybersecurity While Traveling
Cybersecurity should not be limited to the home, office, or classroom. It is important to practice safe online behavior and secure Internet-enabled mobile devices whenever we travel, as well. The more you travel and access the internet on-the-go, the more risks you face. No one is exempt from the threat of cyber crime, but you can minimize your risk by following simple tips. Click here for more information.
Placing a Fraud Alert on Your Credit Report
"Taking Charge: What to do if Your Identity is Stolen" offers step-by-step instructions on how to place a fraud alert on your credit report.