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Identity Theft Prevention

Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing types of fraud. Identity theft, also called "account takeover fraud" or "true name fraud," involves criminals' stealing personal information about individuals and assuming their identities by applying for credit in their name, running up huge bills, stiffing creditors, and generallly wrecking victims' credit histories. Criminals steal personal information from mailboxes and dumpsters, through telemarketing skams, computer hacking, and paying workers in retail establishments or financial institutions to copy down information about customers.

Some tips to avoid becoming a victim:


Thanks to the American Bankers Association for providing these useful tips.

We're here to help!

At First Fed of Central Illinois, we are always happy to help our customers. If you have any concerns or questions about protecting yourself from fraud, give us a call or come in to one of our branches and our friendly employees will be happy to help you.