In an effort to keep our members from becoming victims of identity theft or fraudulent scams, we will post information here periodically to help you combat this growing problem. Please check back regularly to see the latest information available.
Identity Theft Prevention —
Get free information from the FTC on how thieves steal identities and how you can protect yourself.
Free Credit Reports — Free reports are available annually from each of the three major credit bureaus. Find out how to get yours.
Phishing Scam Spotting — These fraudulent scams take place on the phone and by e-mail. Learn how they operate and how to prevent getting hooked.
Credit Bureau Information
If you think you may be a victim of identity theft, please notify at least one of the credit bureaus using the information below and request that a fraud alert be placed on your credit file. By calling one of them, a hold will be put on your file at each of the three bureaus. You can also contact all three, just to be sure.
With the alert on your file, you will be notified and must give express permission if anyone tries to obtain credit in your name. These credit bureaus also offer credit monitoring for a monthly or annual fee.
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