How to protect yourself
- Guard your financial information.
- Keep your social security number confidential.
- Keep your mail in a safe location.
- Get off credit marketing lists.
- Memorize your passwords and PIN numbers.
- Keep personal information locked up.
- Don't send sensitive information by email. It is not a secure source.
- Check your credit reports regularly.
If you do become a victim of fraud:
- Call the Federal Trade Commission toll-free, 877-438-4338.
- Contact the fraud departments of the major credit bureaus and request that a fraud alert be placed on your credit line.
- Close all accounts that have been tampered with and open new ones with new pin's and pass codes.
- File a police report with your local police department.
- If the US mail is involved, contact the Postal Inspection Service Office (1-800-275-8777).
- If someone is using your social security number, contact the Social Security Administration's Fraud Hotline (1-800-269-0271).
- If your personal checks have been lost, stolen or misused, stop payment and notify all retailers not to accept your checks:
For more information on the latest scams, and information on how to protect yourself from being
targeted please visit the Consumer Help Center.
City of Henderson Crime Prevention