identity theft

We hope the information provided will be informative and helpful. We do not want you to become the next victim.

Identity Theft

Identity Theft and fraud are serious concerns and we at Heritage Bank want to provide you with information to protect yourself. Identity Theft occurs when an imposter obtains personal information such as social security number or driver's license number, in order to impersonate someone else for their personal gain. once this information is obtained, the imposter will use this to run up debt or possible provide false identification to police.

Prevention

We have taken many precautions to safe guard your personal information. There are ways that you can protect yourself and manage the risk of becoming a victim of Identity Theft. Below are a few suggestions:

Detecting Fraud

Reviewing your accounts regularly and receiving your credit report annually will help you detect fraud if it does happen to you. the more aware you are of the signs the sooner you can head it off if it does occur. Below are a few tips to be aware of to help you detect if Identity Theft or fraud has occurred.

What to do if you are a victim of Identity Theft or Account Fraud

Notify us immediately if you suspect your bank account information has been compromised. You should also contact the three major credit bureaus below to place a fraud alert on your credit file. This will alert creditors to call you before opening any more accounts in your name. Here is the contact information for each bureau's fraud division:

800-525-6285

888-397-3742

800-680-7289