FTC's complete Identity Theft Site - The FTC has a complete Identity Theft site, to help you understand the difference between fraud and identity theft and to recognize common tactics used to obtain your information, and learn the steps you can take to help protect your account and personal information.
Protect Your Financial Identity from the ABA Education Foundation
Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing types of financial fraud. Without stealing your wallet, a crook can steal your financial identity with as little information as your social security number. It is also called "account-takeover fraud" or "true-name fraud," and it involves crooks' assuming your identity by applying for credit, running up huge bills and stiffing creditors - all in your name.
FDIC Tips for Safe Internet Banking
The Internet offers the potential for safe, convenient new ways to shop for financial services and conduct banking business, any day, any time. However, safe banking online involves making good choices and decisions that will help you avoid costly surprises or even scams.
OnGuard OnLine-Your Safety Net - OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
Take Action against Spammers - This website has information about the Federal Trade Commission's recent law enforcement actions against deceptive commercial email and spammers' responsibilities under the CAN-SPAM law. In the "For Consumers" section, you'll find tips on how to reduce the amount of spam email in your in-box. And learn about how you can help fight Spam.
Counterfeit Check Scam Facts - Counterfeit or fake checks are being used in a growing number of fraudulent schemes, including foreign lottery scams, check overpayment scams, Internet auction scams, and secret shopper scams.
Customer E-Warning - Herrin Security Bank will never request any confidential information from a customer such as account number, social security number, PINs or passwords by email or phone call. Click Here to read the entire Herrin Security Bank Customer E-Warning
Identity Theft Protection - Herrin Security Bank is committed to protecting your information. We want to ensure you be providing complimentary identity theft service when you open a consumer checking account. You are covered with up to $5,000 of Identity Fraud Expense Reimbursement Coverage. Restoring one's name and god credit is time consuming and expensive. Identity theft victims must endure a number of costly steps to re-establish their identities and dispute fraudulent debts and accounts opened by an identity thief. As a Herrin Security Bank customer, you will be protected with up to $5,000 of Identity Theft coverage to cover expenses incurred in the recovery of a stolen identity... such as lost wages, legal fees, certified mail and long distance charges. Customers who fall victim to identity theft receive an ID Theft Recovery Kit to assist in the process of restoring identity profiles and credit records. Your coverage also includes toll-free telephone access to consumer fraud specialists, should you become a victim of identity theft. With the help of a recovery specialist, the time and stress associated with recovery can be dramatically reduced.