Is My Money Safe?
Mortgages & Foreclosure
Avoid Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft
Criminals can steal personal information using numerous scams. Follow
these tips to avoid being taken by identity theft.
Donít give any
sensitive personal information about yourself to anyone who contacts
Never give out
your PINs and passwords; use a combination of letters and numbers
for your passwords and change them periodically.
receipts, bank statements and unused credit card offers before
throwing them away.
Keep an eye out
for any missing mail.
account balances regularly for any unauthorized charges.
Order copies of
your credit report once a year to ensure accuracy.
business online, read the security and privacy statements of the
business online, make sure your browserís padlock or key icon is
Donít open email
from unknown sources or use virus detection software.
suspected fraud to your bank and the fraud units of the three credit
reporting agencies immediately. The fraud unit numbers are:
Trans Union (800)
Experian (888) 397-3742
Equifax (800) 525-6285
About the Georgia
Founded in 1892, the Georgia Bankers Association promotes the general
welfare and usefulness of banking and the preservation of a sound