Learn about Identity Theft
Any type of identity theft can disrupt your finances, credit history, and reputation, and take time, money, and patience to resolve.
Often, identity thieves will use a Social Security number, mother's maiden name, date of birth, or account number to open fraudulent new credit card accounts, charge existing credit card accounts, write share drafts, open share accounts, or obtain new loans.
You may already know that identity theft is a serious crime. You take steps to protect your personal information by not opening unrecognized emails and shredding important documents. But, do you know how to recognize and prevent from becoming a victim of tax identity theft?
To learn more about how to prevent fraud and identity left, visit the MyCreditUnion.gov Fraud Prevention Center.