According to the FBI, Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States. Identify Theft occurs when someone uses your name, social security number, credit card number, or other personal information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes. That's why it's important to protect your personal information. When your personal information is accidentally disclosed or deliberately stolen, taking certain steps quickly can minimize the potential for theft of your identity. If you believe your Amalgamated Bank information has been compromised, please immediately contact us by phone or e-mail or visit your local branch.
To learn more about how you can help protect yourself from identity theft and what to do if you should become a victim, check out the following sources:
- The Federal Trade Commission - Fighting back against Identity Theft
- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Don't Be an Online Victim: How to Guard Against Internet Thieves and Electronic Scams
- Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) - The ITRC is a non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft in resolving their cases, and to broaden public education and awareness in the understanding of identity theft, data breaches, cyber security, scams/fraud and privacy issues.
- The US Department of Justice
- Social Security Administration