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Identity Theft Resources

Stay Alert!

You can help protect yourself against fraud by following these tips:

  • Monitor your accounts and monthly statements to ensure their accuracy.
  • Never put outgoing mail that may contain checks or tax documents in your mailbox at home.
  • Every year, order copies of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus to verify their accuracy.
  • Keep a checklist of the critical items stored in your wallet, purse, laptop and/or PDA.
  • Thoroughly shred documents containing any personal information before disposing of them.
  • Only order from Internet sites that use secure methods of obtaining personal account or credit card information.
  • Never write your Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your ATM/Debit card. Never write your Social Security Number or credit card number on a check.
  • Always log off after an online banking session.
  • Remove passwords, PIN numbers and identification cards containing your social security number from your purse or wallet.

If you suspect your identity has been stolen:

  • Immediately file a report with your local police.
  • Call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-ID-Theft.
  • Contact the three major credit bureaus to place a fraud alert on your record.
  • Maintain a log of each contact with authorities.

Pinnacle Bank offers a suite of identity theft protection services through Deluxe Provent. For a low monthly fee, you may choose the identity and fraud protection service that best meets your needs, including prevention, detection, and restoration.

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