For Your Security

Identity Theft

Protect your personal information

Here at the Bank of St. Elizabeth, we value your trust and privacy. We would never ask you to provide your personal information over the phone, via e-mail, or over the internet. If you ever receive any media that appears to be from the Bank of St. Elizabeth and are unsure or suspicious, call any one of our branches to ensure itís validity before giving out your information.

Q&Aís on what to do if you suspect identity theft.

Q - Where can I obtain credit monitoring services?

A Ė All three credit bureaus as well as other private providers offer credit monitoring services. You can search the internet or visit www.equifax.com; www.transunion.com; www.equifax.com. You may obtain a free credit report each year from www.annualcreditreport.com or by calling them toll-free 877-322-8228 to request one. AnnualCreditReport.com is a centralized service for consumers to request free annual credit reports. It was created by the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies - Equifax, Experian and TransUnion and is the only service authorized by them for this purpose.

Q - Where can I obtain resources if I suspect Iím a victim of Identity Theft?

A Ė If you suspect you are the victim of Identity Theft, we encourage you to call the Missouri Attorney Generalís Office or the Federal Trade Commissionís (FTC) toll free Hotlines immediately.

  • MO Attorney General Hotline (toll free): 1-800-392-8222
  • FTC Identity Theft Hotline (toll free): 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338)

Additional online guidance regarding measures to protect against identity theft and to what to do if you suspect you are a victim of identity theft can be found on the following websites:

Remember, debit card holders have zero-liability for fraudulent Visa card transactions but now it is even more important you regularly monitor transactions on your accounts (and credit reports). You should contact us if there is ever an item you do not recognize; if their card has been out of Your possession for any period of time; or if you need any assistance.

To read more on identity theft and credit fraud, visit the following nonprofit websites:

  1. Complete Identity Theft Information: www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/
  2. Internet Fraud: www.usa.gov/citizen/Topics/Internet_Fraud.shtml
  3. Phishing: www.onguardonline.gov/topics/phishing.aspx
  4. Scams & Frauds: www.pueblo.gsa.gov/scamsdesc.htm
  5. Tax Scams and Fraud Alerts:
    www.irs.gov/compliance/enforcement/article/0,,id=121259,00.html

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