Your Privacy and Security are Important to Us
The old adage that "if it’s too good to be true it probably is" applies today more than ever. There has been a proliferation of scams to defraud people of their money, identity, or both. Criminals use the mail service, phones, and increasingly the internet, to perpetrate a wide variety of fraud. To help you become more informed and better prepared, we are providing you with some information to help you protect your financial and personal information.
Be prepared and Stay informed Global access to information, entertainment, credit and financial services is easier than ever. But the Internet also can give online scammers, hackers, and identity thieves access to your computer, personal information, finances and more. With awareness as your safety net, you can minimize the chance of an Internet mishap.
OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer and protect your personal information. OnGuardOnline.gov is maintained by the Federal Trade Commission.
Credit Reporting Bureaus
The amended Fair Credit Reporting Act permits consumers to request a free copy of their credit report once every 12 months from each of the three major credit reporting agencies.