Eight things to do if your identity is stolen

Eight things to do if your identity is stolen

Lock the compromised account. Dispute any fraudulent charges on your compromised accounts and ask to have them locked, or even shut down. Click here to find out how to lock/unlock your TruMark Financial credit and/or debit card.

Place a fraud alert on your credit reports. This helps alert creditors that someone may be trying to open accounts in your name.

Consider a credit freeze. This will make it impossible for the scammer to open a credit line or loan in your name.

Alert the FTC. Visit identitytheft.gov and follow the site’s instructions.

Strengthen your passwords. In addition to changing them, use stronger, unique passwords for all your online accounts.

Check your account statements. It’s best to do so frequently to look for suspicious activity. Sign up for e-statements with TruMark Financial for a faster and safer way to view account statements online.

Open new credit cards and accounts. Replace compromised accounts you’ve shut down. TruMark Financial offers several credit card options to meet your needs.

Repair your credit. Be cognizant about paying bills on time and keeping credit utilization low.

At TruMark Financial, protecting your information is a priority. We are committed to raising awareness and educating employees and members to protect personal information. Call, click, or stop by TruMark Financial for more information.