Protect Yourself From Credit Fraud!
If you’re like most people your credit card got a work-out over the holiday season between shopping and traveling. A credit card is a great convenience because of its world-wide acceptance- but it should also be an area of concern.
Make one of your New Year’s resolutions to take an active role in protecting your personal information and identity. One of the best ways to safeguard your credit and good name is by checking your credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com.
This is the only website authorized to provide free credit reports without requiring you to purchase other services. At the site, you can order reports from all three consumer credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Transunion, and Experian.
However, to catch errors quickly, we recommend ordering one report at a time. By waiting four months in between your request from each reporting agency, you can get three free credit reports each year – one from each service.
Update: 2/14/2011: Alert of possible scam in the Midwest : Calls are made to consumers using a name of a local Bank, claiming that their debit cards have expired. The caller asks for the card number and Pin in order to process new cards. Under no circumstances should you give any of this information over the phone. Please see message below and if you have any questions please call 920-779-7000 or 920-982-0055.
We remind you that no financial institution will request account, PIN information over the phone, or via e-mail. Any time that information is requested, you as the customer should alert your Financial instution of a potential scam. This information is being provided to you to assist in educating our account holders.
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