What is Identity Theft?
Identity theft is a serious crime. It can disrupt your finances, credit history, and reputation, and take time, money, and patience to resolve. Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission.
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7 Tips for protecting yourself online
Though the internet has many advantages, it can also make users vulnerable to fraud, identity theft and other scams. The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank recommends the following tips to keep you safe online.
9 Tips to Protect Your Identity
Identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank recommends following these tips to keep your information and your money safe.
Be aware of copycat websites that use a name that is similar to that of a reputable business/bank. These sites attempt to lure you into clicking on the copycat site and giving personal information, including your account number and password.
5 Ways to Protcect Your Small Business
Corporate Account Takeover (CATO) is a type of fraud were thieves gain access to a firm’s finances to make unauthorized transactions, including transferring funds from the company, creating and adding new fake employees to the payroll, and stealing sensitive customer information that may not be recoverable. The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank recommends following these tips to keep your small business safe.
If Your Identity is Stolen...
For additional information contact The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank at 413-447-7304