Identity Theft (ID Theft) is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States and usually occurs when someone uses your name or personal information to open new accounts, initiate transactions in your name, or commit other forms of financial fraud. Identity Theft involves the invasion of privacy and personal information and poses a risk to your credit rating and reputation, and it can be time-consuming to resolve problems caused by incidents of fraud.
For free training and education on preventing Identity Theft, the Digital Defense Training Center has information about protecting your personal information from Identity Theft, Online Fraud, and other computer-related scams.
An Identity thief may be someone you know and have entrusted with personal information, such as a roommate, landlord, or coworker. If you believe that you have been a victim of Identity Theft, please contact the Credit Union immediately.
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