Protecting Your Identity

Do not give out financial information such as checking and credit card numbers, or your social security number, unless you know the person or organization.
Report lost or stolen checks immediatley. Your bank will block payment on them.
Notify your banker of suspicious phone inquiries such as those asking for account information to “verify a statement” or “award a prize”.
Closely guard your ATM Personal Identification Number and ATM receipts.
Shred any financial solicitations and bank statements before disposing of them.
Put outgoing mail into a secure, official Postal Service collection box.
If regular bills fail to reach you, call the company to find out why.
If your bills include questionable items, don’t ignore them. Instead, investigate immediately to head off any possible fraud.
Periodically contact the major credit reporting companies to review your file and make certain.

Credit Reporting Bureaus

Equifax (www.equifax.com)
Place a fraud alert: 1-888-766-0008
Order a credit report: 1-800-685-1111

Experian (www.experian.com)
Place a fraud alert: 1-888-397-3742
Order a credit report: 1-800-888-4213

TransUnion (www.transunion.com)
Place a fraud alert: 1-800-680-7289
Order a credit report: 1-800-888-4213

If You Are a Victim of Identity Theft

Go Here: https://identitytheft.gov