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Avoid Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft

3/15/2022

Avoid Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft

Identity theft happens when a scammer has stolen your personal information and pretends to be you to apply for credit or make purchases. We have listed a few tips below to help you avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.

  • Shred credit offers, account statements, expired credit cards, and anything else with your personal information to keep those documents from falling into the wrong hands.
  • Do not forget to collect your mail every day and place a hold on your mail if you are away for several days.
  • Review your credit report once a year and report any discrepancies you find.
  • Do not keep your Social Security card in your wallet and only give out your Social Security number when absolutely necessary.

We’re Here for You!

If you do become a victim of Identity Theft, notify Connected Credit Union immediately. Monitor your accounts for any unauthorized activity and ask us to provide heightened scrutiny of your accounts. You can also freeze your credit score. It won’t impact your score, but it will prevent new credit from being taken out in your name. There is no fee and you can unfreeze at any time.



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