Identity theft occurs when a thief obtains and uses your personal and financial information, such as your Social Security Number and bank account numbers,
without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes. Skilled thieves have a variety of ways to obtain your personal information including: stealing
your mail (i.e. bank and credit card statements, tax information, new checks or credit card offers),
vishing, or SMSing/smishing or completing a change of address form to divert your mail.
Identity theft is a rising crime around the world. For instance, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel complaint database, from
January 1 – December 31, 2009 there were over 975,000 consumer fraud and identity theft complaints.
If you have experienced fraudulent activity on one or more of your Dollar Bank accounts, please call 1-800-535-2557 or 1-800-242-BANK. You can also
file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission by calling the Free Identity Theft Hotline at 1-877-ID-THEFT or using the online complaint form at
Dollar Bank has gathered some information from the experts for you to read. Click one of the links below for detailed information on identity theft and how
to report an incident, tips on how to protect yourself and more statistics on reported incidents.
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