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Fraud

How to protect yourself

  • Guard your financial information.
  • Keep your social security number confidential.
  • Keep your mail in a safe location.
  • Get off credit marketing lists.
  • Memorize your passwords and PIN numbers.
  • Keep personal information locked up.
  • Don't send sensitive information by email. It is not a secure source.
  • Check your credit reports regularly.

If you do become a victim of fraud:

  • Call the Federal Trade Commission toll-free, 877-438-4338.
  • Contact the fraud departments of the major credit bureaus and request that a fraud alert be placed on your credit line.
Equifax
Emperian
Transunion
  • Close all accounts that have been tampered with and open new ones with new pin's and pass codes.
  • File a police report with your local police department.
  • If the US mail is involved, contact the Postal Inspection Service Office (1-800-275-8777).
  • If someone is using your social security number, contact the Social Security Administration's Fraud Hotline (1-800-269-0271).
  • If your personal checks have been lost, stolen or misused, stop payment and notify all retailers not to accept your checks:
Checkrite
ChexSystems
National Processing Co.
Telecheck

For more information on the latest scams, and information on how to protect yourself from being
targeted please visit the Consumer Help Center.

City of Henderson Crime Prevention