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Identity Theft

 

What is identity theft? Identity theft occurs when a person takes a piece of your personal information and uses it to commit fraud.  This practice is becoming more and more popular among criminals in recent times.  Criminals are constantly developing ways to defraud companies and individuals as technology evolves.  However, Quail Creek Bank is meticulous when it comes to protecting important customer information.

Click here  to read more about what you can do to protect yourself from identity theft, and what to do if it happens to you.

 

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Tips

 

How can identity theft be avoided? Below are tips to help you prevent identity theft:

 

  1. Do not give out financial information, such as your Social Security number, your bank account numbers, usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers.  If you receive an e-mail requesting this information, it is always good to call and verify who is asking for it and why.
  2. Report lost or stolen checks immediately.  Quail Creek Bank will block payment on them.
  3. Report lost or stolen debit/credit cards immediately.  Call the TransFund Hotline at 1-800-791-2525 to cancel your cards.
  4. Notify your banker of suspicious phone inquiries, such as those asking for account information to "verify a statement" or "award a prize."
  5. Closely guard your debit card PIN and ATM receipts.  Check your surroundings when entering your PIN at an ATM.
  6. Shred any financial solicitations, bank statements, and anything with personal indentification information before disposing of them. 
  7. Put outgoing mail in a secure official postal service collection box.
  8. If regular bills fail to reach you, call the company to find out why.
  9. If your bills include questionable items, don't ignore them. Instead, investigate immediately to head off any possible fraud.
  10. Periodically contact the major credit agencies to review your file.  Make sure the information is correct. 

 

You are entitled to one free credit report per year.  Click here or call (877) 322-8228 to find out how.

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