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Protect Your Identity

Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States. Without touching your wallet, or entering your house, a thief can steal your financial identity with a few keystrokes and your Social Security number or other private information. It involves someone assuming your identity by applying for credit, making purchases and not paying creditors – all in your good name.


There are steps you can take to reduce the chance of this happening to you. Knowledge is your first and best defense. Learn as much as you can about this issue and the many ways you can help protect your private information. You can begin this process by clicking on the link below:


Read the Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft booklet

Information from the Federal Trade Commission concerning Identity Theft, Privacy, and Security

Safeguarding Your Online Transactions

Fraud Prevention

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