Identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. Tecumseh Federal Bank recommends the following tips to keep your financial information – and your money – safe.
- Protect your personal information – don’t share your Social Security Number, account information, PINs, and passwords with anyone.
- Shred sensitive papers – shred receipts, bank statements, and unused credit cards.
- Keep an eye out for missing mail – fraudsters look for monthly bank or credit card statements or other mail containing your financial information.
- Use online banking to protect yourself – monitor your financial accounts regularly for fraudulent transactions.
- Monitor your credit report – order a free copy of your credit report every four months from one of the three credit reporting agencies at annualcreditreport.com.
- Protect your computer – make sure the virus protection software on your computer is active and up to date.
- Secure your internet connection – always protect your home wireless network with a password. When connecting to public Wi-Fi networks, be cautious about what information you are sending over it.
- Be suspicious of unsolicited emails – if you receive an unexpected email asking you to click on a link, download an attachment, or provide account information, it is safest to ignore the unsolicited requests.
Your bank is committed to protect you, your information, and your assets. If you should receive any questionable correspondence via email, mail, text, or phone, we encourage you to call us at 402-335-3384 to confirm its legitimacy.
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