What is Identity Theft?
Identity Theft is the deliberate use of someone else’s identity, usually as a method to gain a financial advantage or obtain credit and other benefits in the other person’s name, and perhaps to the other person’s disadvantage or loss. The person whose identity has been assumed may suffer adverse consequences if they are held responsible for the perpetrator’s action. Identity theft occurs when someone uses another’s personally identifying information, like their name, identifying number, or credit card number, without their permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.
What should I do if my Identity is stolen?
If you think you’re a victim from identity theft or account fraud, please call us immediately. NewBank will investigate unauthorized transactions in your account and work in an effort to make corrective transactions and reports submitted by NewBank to credit bureaus in addition to protect you with prevention of repeated fraud in future.
File a report with your local police. When you file a report, provide as much information as you can provide such as date, time, place of identity theft, and what financial account was involved.
File a complaint with Internet Crime Compliant Center via online at www.ic3.gov.
File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission through online at www.ftc.gov/idtheft or call toll free 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338).
Call your credit report bureau for review your credit report and report fraudulent activity.
- Equifax : 800-525-6285 or www.equifax.com
- Experian : 800-397-3742 or www.experian.com
- Trans Union : 800-680-7289 or www.transunion.com