ATM Security and You

ATMs are a fast and easy way to withdraw cash, check account balances, transfer funds and more. If you plan to use ATMs as a convenient way to conduct financial transactions, you must make electronic banking security a priority. Here are some important steps you can take to make ATM security your business.

Do Not Become a Victim of Credit Identity Theft

Identity theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in America. It is happening to celebrities as well as everyone else.

Credit identity theft is the unauthorized use of your identifying information to open new financial accounts or use of your existing accounts to steal your money or charge items, leaving you with the bills. Even though there are laws prohibiting this type of activity, you should take care to avoid becoming a victim.

Protecting Your Credit Card Activities

Credit cards have become a preferred way of purchasing for many. They are convenient, accepted by most stores, eliminate the need to carry cash, often easier to use than a check, and they can temporarily delay when you have to pay for your purchases. Along with these benefits, comes the risk that a thief will steal your card or your card information. If that happens, the thief can then charge purchases items to your account. Here are some guidelines to protect your credit card activities:

Protecting Your Mail

The mail you receive and send includes information that deserves special attention. Everything from account numbers and balances on financial accounts to the name and account number on checks you mail can be valuable to thieves and other scam artists.

What To Do If You Become A Victim Of Identity Theft

Contact your financial institution immediately and alert it to the situation.

If you have disclosed sensitive information in a phishing attack, you should also contact one of the three major credit bureaus and discuss whether you need to place a fraud alert on your file, which will help prevent thieves from opening a new account in your name. Contact each bureau's fraud division at:

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Mayfield, KY 42066
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Paducah, KY 42003
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Paducah, KY 42001
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