Fraud/Identity Theft

Fraud and Identity Theft scams are growing rapidly and it is up to you to protect yourself and your sensitive information. According to IC3 (Internet Crime Complaint Center), here are some helpful ways to safeguard your information:

  • Take time to research any offers you receive over the Internet or telephone.
  • Do not deposit any checks that are supposed winnings from a lottery or sweepstakes, especially if you didn’t enter one.
  • Do not provide your sensitive, personal, or financial information unless you know who you are dealing with.
  • Consult friends and family or a trusted advisor before making any major financial decisions.
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On Guard Online is perfect site for those interested in avoiding scams, securing their computer, protecting their children online, and so much more.  Also a great source of educational games and fun videos for children and adults! Interesting Articles:

Federal Trade Commission 2 IDENTITY THEFT is a great site if you are worried about or currently dealing with Identity Theft.  Check out for following documents that you can print off:

US-CERT is a great resource devoted to stronger and safer internet for all Americans. Check out a few of their pages below:

FDIC Consumer News
10 Scams Targeting Bank Customers. Check out the article at FDIC Consumer News.