Don’t Be an Online Victim:
How to Guard Against Internet Thieves and Electronic Scams
Identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, and has ranked as one of the top consumer concerns for the past several years. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has produced a multimedia presentation to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft. The presentation provides information on steps consumers should take to secure their computer and protect themselves from identity theft, as well as actions consumers should take if they become a victim of identity theft. Click here to view a video from the FDIC.
Don’t respond to suspicious e-mail
We will never request personal or account information from our customers via email. If you receive a suspicious email that you believe may be fraudulent, please do not respond to it. Contact Customer Service at 1-618-826-2331 immediately. For more information on online fraudulent activity, visit the Federal Trade Commissions website.
Beware of counterfeit checks
Fake check scams are a fast growing fraud that could cost you thousands of dollars. Ultimately, you are responsible for the checks or money orders you deposit or cash. That’s how the scam works. FakeChecks.org provides realistic scenarios that may help you from becoming a victim of a fake check scam.