Published on 09-18-2019
Categories: Member Tips
Our VP of Risk Management, Arlene Babwah, shared with me some important information with you to help you combat the rising threat of fraud and identity theft:
Identity theft occurs when someone assumes your identity to perform a fraud or other criminal act. Criminals can get the information they need to assume your identity from a variety of sources, including by stealing your wallet, rifling through your trash, or by compromising your credit or bank information. They may approach you in person, by telephone, or on the Internet and ask you for the information.
The sources of information about you are so numerous that you cannot prevent the theft of your identity. But you can minimize your risk of loss by following a few simple hints.
Tips for Avoiding Identity Theft:
As a reminder, Coastal offers idAlly identity theft recovery services as a no-cost benefit to all of our members.
For more information, visit the FBI's Identity Theft webpage.