Definition - Identity theft is when someone uses your personal information to use, buy, or obtain something frequently in that persons name.
How Can I Avoid Identity Theft?
I think I Have Been A Victim Of Identify Theft What Can I Do?
Identity Theft References:
United States Social Security Administration: http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/idtheft.htm
Federal Trade Commission www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC): www.identitytheft.gov
Federal "Do Not Call" Registry
Direct Marketing Association
Social Security Number Theft and Misuse
USA Patriot Act
Help Us Prevent Identity Fraud And Fight Terrorism.
Important Information About Procedures For Opening A New Account
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, federal law (The USA Patriot Act) requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify and record information that identifies each person who opens an account.
What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.
Thank you for your understanding and help.