Keeping yourself informed is the first step in combating fraud. Here are a few items to keep in mind. If at any time you think your confidential information has been compromised, please contact us at 740.382.8231. You can also follow the FTC’s Guide for understanding what to do depending on what information the fraudster has.
The National Do Not Call Registry allows you to report unwanted calls, verify your registration and register your phone.
If you would like to learn more information on fraud click on the link to watch a short video Money Mules & Pandemic Scams.
- Do not write your credit card or driver’s license number on your checks
- Never provide personal information to anyone over the phone unless you initiate the call and you know the company is reputable.
- Regularly update your passwords for any online accounts.
- Only carry identification, bank and credit cards that are necessary.
- Do not write down Personal Identification Numbers (PIN)- memorize them instead.
- Shred account statements, canceled checks, pre-approved credit card offers or any other material containing personal information.
- Provide your Social Security number only when necessary and keep your card in a safe place.
As your Trusted Advisors, Fahey Bank is committed to protecting the confidentiality of your personal and financial information. We are committed to providing an environment in which your account information remains secure. Our security professionals realize this is a day-to-day commitment.
- Defend your device
- Protect your information
- Prevent card scams
- Report fraud
Fraud "What's New"
SIM swapping occurs when a thief impersonates a user and attempts to convince cell phone companies to move the user’s data to a SIM card in the thief’s possession. Once an attacker gains control of the user’s phone number, it makes it easier for the thief to gain access to the customers’ accounts. The two-factor authentication checkpoint that many financial institutions use to protect accounts is now in the hands of the thieves. The thief can now easily recover the passwords needed to access the user’s bank accounts. This is a way to hijack accounts and steal money. Thieves can empty bank accounts, run up credit card debt, and destroy your credit.
If you can’t make or receive calls or text messages, contact your wireless provider immediately you could be a victim of SIM-jacking.
Please be advised that ODJFS is in the process of launching an online option for employers to report potential fraud on behalf of multiple current or former employees.
In the meantime, ODJFS encourages employers to direct employees to continue utilizing the existing online portal for individual reporting, by visiting unemployment. ohio.gov and selecting the Report Identify Theft button. Employers are also able to use the existing portal to report single instances of possible fraud on behalf of their employees.
For more information for victims, go to “Identity Theft and 1099 Resources” web page: unemployementhelp.ohio.gov/IdentityTheft
What is Identity Theft?
Identity theft is when someone uses your personal or financial information without your permission.
They might steal your name and address, credit card, or bank account numbers, Social Security number, or medical insurance account numbers. And they could use them to
- buy things with your credit cards
- get new credit cards in your name
- open a phone, electricity, or gas account in your name
- steal your tax refund
- use your health insurance to get medical care
- pretend to be you if they are arrested
For more information on Identity Theft go to FTC.
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