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Do You Know These 4 Fraud Prevention Tips?

Do You Know These 4 Fraud Prevention Tips?


By: Chris McGorrill


Do you ever worry about someone stealing your credit card, check, or debit card numbers? Did you know that one easy way thieves can access financial accounts could be through receipts? 

Disregarding receipts that have valuable information greatly increases the risk of credit and debit card fraud. Thieves easily can find receipts with valid account numbers in trash cans. 

Here are four easy steps you can take to prevent thieves from stealing your financial information: 

  1. Shred all preapproved credit offers, credit and debit card receipts, insurance forms, financial statements, and other paperwork containing personal and financial information;

  2. Check your monthly banking statements and other financial statements for discrepancies and order a credit report once a year to make sure no one else is using your personal information to obtain credit cards or services;

  3. Don't print your Social Security number on your checks and don't carry your Social Security card in your wallet.

  4. Be overly cautious about giving personal or financial information over the telephone. Atlantic will never call you and ask you for personal or financial information. 

October is Shred Month at Atlantic. Bring your documents to any Atlantic branch for shredding.

Stop by any branch during normal business hours during the month of October and protect yourself and your family from identity theft.* 

 *Please note in order to accommodate all members, Atlantic is not set up to receive large bags or boxes of documents.

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