Identity Theft Resources

We care about our customers and want to make sure your identity is safe. Check out these resources for more information.

 

Lost Information?

Did you get a notice that says a company lost your personal information in a data breach? Did you lose your wallet? Or learn that an online account was hacked? Here are steps you can take to help protect yourself from identity theft. Here is a copy of the FTC "Taking Charge" booklet.

 

Protect your Identity

What can you do to keep your personal info secure? Are identity protection services worth the cost? What about credit freezes? Check out the FTC’s identity theft articles to find out.

 

Stats on identity theft

  • Tax ID Theft Is the Most Commonly Reported Type– Tax or wage related id theft is the most commonly reported type of id theft, accounting for 46% of reported incidents. Credit card fraud follows at 16%.
  • Missouri Leads the Nation in Reported ID Theft Incidences– Missouri led the nation last year with the highest per capita rate of reported identity theft. Connecticut and Florida follow.
  • More than 490,000 ID Theft Complaints in 2015– Last year, more than 490,000 identity theft related complaints were made to the FTC. In many cases, identity theft isn’t reported or noticed until long after it occurs.
  • ID Theft Can Occur at Any Age- ID theft is a common complaint at every age. Last year, complainants included 20,905 victims under the age of 19 and 26,305 victims over 70, along with hundreds of thousands of victims in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s.
  • ID Theft Is the Top Complaint Amongst Military Members- ID theft topped the list of FTC complaints for military members, on both enlisted members and officers. ID theft was the second most common complaint overall, just behind debt collection.

 

Report Identity Theft

If you feel you are the victim of identity theft, the Federal Trade Commision has a step by step for each kind of identity theft here.

 

Cyber Crime Information

To get the lastest update on cyber crime and tips to stay protected, click here. The FBI has a wide variety of information on cyber crimes and how to prevent it.

 

Scam Alerts

For the most recent scam alerts, check out the FTC website here.  The Federal Trade Commision can send you emails on the lastest scam alerts.