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Financial Protection

How Can You Best Protect Yourself and Your Information

What can you do to keep your personal info secure? Are identity protection services worth the cost? What about credit freezes? Check out the FTC’s identity theft articles to find out.

You can help people learn about identity theft — whether you’re chatting with friends and family, sharing info on a social networking site, or taking resources to a religious group or PTA meeting. It’s easy to use and share these free resources from the FTC.

Data Breach? Lost Info?

Did you get a notice that says a company lost your personal information in a data breach? Did you lose your wallet? Or learn that an online account was hacked? Here are steps you can take to help protect yourself from identity theft.

Recovering from Identity Theft

Is someone using your personal information to open accounts, file taxes, or make purchases?
Visit, the federal government’s one-stop resource to help you report and recover from identity theft.

Who do you contact?

Encourage a banking relationship or the benefits of banking

Visit the following Money Smart Topics for helpful information and links.

Federal Regulators

FFIEC – Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council

FDIC –  Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

OCC – Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

FED – Federal Reserve

CFPB – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

FTC – Federal Trade Commission

SEC – U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency

HUD – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Treasury – U.S. Department of the Treasury