Learn how to safeguard your personal and financial records from fraud and identity theft.
To start, read more about your financial security and protecting yourself from identity theft and scams.
Each year, millions of Americans discover that criminals have fraudulently assumed their identities. A fraudster using a stolen Social Security number or other personal information can quickly run up thousands of dollars in purchases before the victim becomes aware that their identity has been stolen.
Identity theft has become the fastest-growing crime in America, a crime which usually leaves victims with the responsibility of cleaning up a web of phony purchases, bogus accounts and damaged credit ratings.
Take Action to Avoid Identity Theft
If you are concerned about potential identity theft for your child or children under 18 years of age, you can use this form to send a letter to the three primary credit bureaus. You will need to enter your information three times, since the form creates letters to all three bureaus.
Letter to Credit Bureaus for Minor Children
Visit the following FTC link for further details: https://www.identitytheft.gov/
If you think you are a victim, visit any branch or call us at 802.879.8790 or 800.400.8790.