Stay safe – Stay secure – Stay informed
Commercial Bank of Oak Grove is committed to providing our customers with the resources and tools to help protect their personal information. Today there are many ways that fraud can occur, and we are committed to assisting you in every way that we can.
The best way to avoid becoming a victim to any sort of fraud is to always be aware and use caution to protect your assets. There are many different types of fraud and below are a few examples and how you can help yourself.
Over 27 million Americans have experienced some form of identity theft. Here are some steps you can follow to assist you:
If you become the victim of Identity Theft, please contact all your financial institutions that you do business with to notify them. Place fraud alerts with the credit reporting bureaus and call the police.
Credit Report Bureaus
Place a fraud alert: 1-888-766-0008
Order a credit report: 1-800-685-1111
Place a fraud alert: 1-888-397-3742
Order a credit report: 1-888-397-3742
Place a fraud alert: 1-800-680-7289
Order a credit report: 1-800-888-4213
ATM/Debit/Credit Card Safety
Use caution when sending money or supplying your personal or account information to people that you do not know personally. Beware of the following statements when talking with a telemarketer:
Once you have provided cash or account or other personal information to a telemarketer, it is tough to get your money back. If you hear these or similar statements from a telephone salesperson, just say no thank you and hang up the phone. To avoid receiving these types of call, sign up for the National Do Not Call list. The number of calls that you receive will subside.
To help you avoid becoming a victim to Telemarketing Fraud here are a few guidelines to follow:
If you have information about a possible telemarketing or other fraud, please report it to your local, state or federal law enforcement agencies.
Phishing emails schemes change frequently and often have links or attachments sent along with the email. The sender is pretending to be someone from your bank or another company that you may do business with. They trick consumers into disclosing personal information such as your name and address, your date of birth, your social security number, passwords, account numbers, etc. They use the information to try to get access to your accounts.
To help you avoid being a victim of Phishing, here are a few helpful tips:
Missouri Attorney General’s Office
Kansas City Better Business Bureau
National Fraud Information Center
Security and Privacy
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