Confidential information such as your name, date of birth, social security, driver’s license, credit card numbers, and bank account numbers may be obtained without your knowledge with the purpose to commit fraud or theft.
Your wallet may be stolen; information such as your statement (bank account, credit cards) may be taken from the mail or the trash (remember it is best to shred all banking statements or any material with your account information). Remember the information could be obtained from someone you know and trust.
What should you do if you have reason to believe someone has stolen your identify? Following the steps below but you should do this quickly:
- From the Federal Trade Commission’s web site (http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/) print and complete the ID Theft Affidavit.
- Notify your local law enforcement agency (local or state police). Complete and file a written incident report. Remember to get a copy for yourself.
- Submit both the completed FTC affidavit and a copy of the incident report to GCU.
If you suspect the e-mail or telephone call is not legitimate, DO NOT RESPOND!!!!
National Credit Union Administration (www.ncua.gov).