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Fraud prevention begins with awareness.
Your personal information is a valuable commodity, and protecting it is key to your financial security. Educate yourself about how to stay secure, current scams, and what to do if you are a victim of identity theft.
Keeping your financial and personal information secure is a top priority at DuTrac. From Text Alerts for our checking account debit cards to credit cards with chip-enhanced technology, we are constantly working to provide the latest fraud protection tools and services.
You can also take several measures to protect your financial and account information from would-be hackers.
Minimize your risk
- Keep your Social Security number safe. Don’t carry it in your wallet or write it on a check, and give it out only when necessary.
- Always shred receipts, copies of credit applications, insurance, medical papers, financial statements, expired credit cards, or other sensitive documents.
- Be on guard on the internet. Don’t click on suspicious links or open attachments from unknown senders.
- Use strong passwords. Avoid short, easy-to-guess passwords, and change them regularly. Instead, use letters, numbers, and special characters for the most robust password.
- Store your personal information in a secure location.
- Protect your wallet, purse, and personal documents when at home or work.
- Monitor your bank statements and credit reports. Keep an eye out for suspicious activity and credit inquiries. Check to make sure all information is accurate.
Below you will also find a collection of articles full of tips you can use to prevent fraud.