Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the USA. The FBI estimates that over 500,000 Americans are victimized by identity theft each year. Here are some tips to help you from becoming a victim.
- If you are unsure or suspicious about any emails, website or phone calls - do not hesitate to call Tri City National Bank to confirm.
Just call (414) T-R-I-C-I-T-Y (874-2489) or (888) T-R-I-C-I-T-Y
- Regularly log on to TriLine Online banking to check your bank accounts for suspicious transactions.
- Use eStatements to reduce the volume of paper that gets mailed to you. Today, paper is the cause of more instances of identity theft fraud than electronic thefts.
- Carefully review your bank account statements as soon as you receive them to determine whether there are any unauthorized charges. If your statement is late by more than a couple of days, call the bank to confirm your billing address and account balances.
- Do not give your TriLine password to anyone.
- Do not give your Debit/ATM PIN to anybody. Do not keep your PIN in your wallet/purse.
- Shred all paper that contains personal information. Do not just throw it in the garbage.
- Every 12 months go to www.annualcreditreport.com to get your free credit report. Review it closely.
- Practice safe computing
Click here for Actions to take if you believe you are a victim of identity theft.