Protecting Personal Information

Your identity is precious, and unfortunately, that also makes it a hot commodity for thieves. But, the good news is, there are a lot of people, including us, who are working hard to protect your identity.

**Current Scam**

Be suspicious if you receive an automated call with a recording claiming to represent Kitsap Bank, indicating your debit card has been frozen and personal information is needed before the card can be used again. This is a variation on a scam known as “phishing” where fraudsters have been perpetuating automated calls. Should you receive such a call, hang up and do not provide your account information.

Resources

  • ABA - American Bankers Association (Fraud Info, Consumer Education, Articles)
  • ATG - Washington State Attorney General (Consumer Protection Programs, Internet Safety for Kids, Protecting Seniors, Fraud Fighters)
  • BBB - Better Business Bureau – (Consumer Tips, Check a Business or Charity, File a Complaint)
  • Credit Reporting Agencies - EquifaxExperianTrans-Union
  • DOJ - Department of Justice (Fraud Information)
  • DOL - Department of Licensing (Identity Theft FAQs)
  • FDIC - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Consumer Alerts, Safe Internet Banking, Tips on Fraud)
  • FBI - Federal Bureau Of Investigation (New Scams and Warnings, How To Protect Yourself, Parent's Guide To Internet Safety)
  • FTC - Federal Trade Commission (Consumer and Business Information, Info on Current/New Scams, Consumer Tips, Stop SPAM, Telemarketers, Affidavit in case you are a victim, National Do Not Call Registry)
  • NFIC - National Fraud Information Center (Telemarketing and Internet Fraud, Elder Fraud)
  • WSBA - Washington State Bar Association (Types of Fraud, Find Legal Help)
  • WSP - Washington State Patrol (FAQs, Identity Theft Unit)