You probably already know that it is important to protect
your identity from potential thieves, but how? First Bank &
Trust Co. has stringent privacy policies to protect your
personal information. Despite all the measures we take,
securing your personal information is not possible without
taking a number of measures yourself.
Create a secure password. It is best to use a mix of
letters and numbers, and not actual words. Never use
personal information as a password.
Do not give out financial information like credit card
numbers, account number, or your Social Security number,
unless you know the person or organization, and know how
they will be using this information.
Obtain a copy of your credit report annually to make
sure the information is correct. You can do this for
Report lost or stolen checks and cards immediately. We
will block payment on them.
Guard your ATM Personal Identification Number closely.
Shred receipts, credit offers,
credit applications, insurance forms, physician
statements, checks, bank statements, expired charge
cards, and similar documents that contain personal
information when you don’t need them any longer.
If you find questionable items
on a bill or bank statement, do not ignore them.
Investigate it immediately to prevent possible fraud.
Notify your banker if you receive any suspicious calls
requesting personal information.
Take outgoing mail to post
office collection boxes or the post office. Promptly
remove mail that arrives in your mailbox. If you won’t
be home for several days, request a vacation hold on
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