Fraud & Scam Prevention
Cyber-crimes can come in many different forms, but they are ALL after the same thing — access to your bank and personal information. Losing money or property to scams and fraud can be devastating. Our monthly eNewsletter (sponsored by US Bank) includes tactics to help you prevent, recognize, and report scams and frauds.
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Useful resources include the following:
- Visit IdentityTheft.gov to report the fraud to the FTC and get help with the next important recovery steps. These include placing a free, one-year fraud alert on your credit, getting your free credit reports, and closing any fraudulent accounts opened in your name. IdentityTheft.gov also will help you add a free extended fraud alert or credit freeze to your credit report. These make it more difficult for an identity thief to open new accounts in your name.
- Review your credit reports often. Through December 2022, you can check your reports every week for free through AnnualCreditReport.com. This can help you spot any new fraud quickly.