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With new schemes and scams occurring daily, it's important to be vigilant regarding your personal information and the methods identity thieves use to steal from you. Take steps to prevent fraud on your email, bank accounts, and online accounts by:
We will never solicit through email, phone, or text, non-public personal information such as account number, social security number, password, or driver’s license. Requests of this nature are fraudulent. If you share information or suspect someone has intercepted your credentials, you must contact the bank immediately.
Since you are the most familiar with your accounts, you can regularly monitor your account activity to safeguard against fraud.
Spoof (aka "phishing" or "hoax") emails appear to be from a well-known company, such as your bank, or credit card company. They are not, and can put you at risk. They generally ask you to click a link back to a spoof website and provide, update, or confirm sensitive personal information. To bait you, they may allude to an urgent or threatening condition concerning your account.
Even if you don't provide what they ask for, simply clicking the link could subject you to background installations of key logging software or viruses. To verify an email like this, call us or the company directly. What are spoof emails after? They are after your:
Defend against ID theft as soon as you suspect it.
Fight identity theft by monitoring and reviewing your credit report.
You are entitled to one free credit report each year, from all three of the major credit reporting bureaus.
This resource aims to help business owners avoid scams, protect their computers and networks, and keep their customers' and employees' data safe. Business owners and other interested parties are encouraged to explore the new FTC website.
Washington State Attorney General provides excellent security tips to help consumers:
FTC Videos Advise What to Do if Your Email is Hacked or Malware Attacks Your Computer: