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Security and Fraud

Fraud and identity theft are some of today’s fastest-growing crimes, In fact, identity theft affects 15 million Americans each year. According to the FBI, these crimes are almost always committed to facilitate other crimes such as credit card fraud or check fraud.

By educating yourself about the warning signs of fraud and identity theft, you can protect yourself and your bank account.

What is Fraud?

Fraud is a widespread crime that involves intentional deception made for financial gain. Criminals are constantly finding ways to outsmart their victims online, on the phone or by mail with false lottery or sweepstakes claims, work at home scams and mystery shopping or online sales scams.

What is Identity Theft?

Identity theft occurs when someone wrongfully uses another person’s personal information (social security number, date of birth, name, address or credit card information) for his or her own personal gain.