Security Tips

Protect Yourself From Credit Fraud!

A credit card is a great convenience because of its versatility and world-wide acceptance, but there are security measures that should be taken to protect 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 site allows you to order reports from all three consumer credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Transunion, and Experian.  It may be a good idea to order a report from one agency at a time, every four months, to keep an eye on your credit activity year-round.

Email Hacks:  What to do if you are affected 

  • Change your password immediately
  • This is a good time to change all other passwords you use for things like online banking, social media, etc.
  • Consider having a back up from another email provider

Identity thieves are constantly finding new, sophisticated ways to “phish” for your personal information using email. If you don’t recognize the sender of an email, or if there are links or attachments that seem suspicious, do not click on them and delete the email.

Learn more about identity theft prevention.