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Protect Your Identity
Preventing identity theft and the resulting fraud is one of the largest challenges we face today. While retailers and financial institutions have instituted many security measures for your protection as you conduct transactions, there are equally as many things you must do as a consumer as well. The FDIC provides tools and tips regarding identity theft. We encourage you to study what you can do to help keep your identity your own.
What is Spoofing?
Spoofing is when a caller falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Scammers often use neighbor spoofing so it appears that an incoming call is coming from a local number or spoof a number from a company or government agency that you may already know and trust. If you answer, they use scam scripts to steal your money or personal information to commit fraud. Learn how to avoid spoofing calls by visiting the Federal Communications Commission website.