Don't Be an On-line Victim

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. Financial institutions are encouraged to make the link available to their customers from their websites. This presentation is hosted by Vodium.

Click the link below to watch a video from the FDIC.

How to Guard Against Internet Thieves and Electronic Scams
Identity Theft

Identity theft is a serious crime. It occurs when your personal information is stolen and used without your knowledge to commit fraud or
other crimes. Identity theft can cost you time and money. It can destroy your credit and ruin your good name.

Click the link below to read about protecting yourself from identity theft.

Deter, Detect Defend: Avoid ID Theft

Watch a ten minute video about Identity Theft.
Phishing Scams

Have you received email with a similar message to these?

“We suspect an unauthorized transaction on your account. To ensure that your account is not compromised, please click the link below and confirm your identity.”

“During our regular verification of accounts, we couldn’t verify your information. Please click here to
update and verify your information.”

It’s a scam called “phishing”—and it involves Internet fraudsters who send spam or pop-up messages to lure personal information (credit
card numbers, bank account information, Social Security number, passwords, or other sensitive information) from unsuspecting victims.

Read about phishing scams and how to protect yourself.


To learn more or report Identity Theft or Phishing please visit the following websites:

http://www.ftc.gov/idtheft

http://onguardonline.gov

Contact KANZA Bank if you have any questions, concerns or feel that you have been a victim.

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