While phishing is one way to obtain personal information, criminals can also collect it by stealing your mail, rummaging through your trash, hacking your Internet accounts or simply taking your wallet.
Once armed with your information, thieves can assume your identity and do virtually anything in your name, such as open a credit card, take out a loan or even file for bankruptcy.
Identity theft is a serious crime. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. You may even know of someone who has experienced some form of identity theft. People whose identities have been stolen can spend hundreds of dollars and many weeks cleaning up the mess thieves have made of their good name and credit record. Not only that, but victims also can lose out on job opportunities, be denied loans and may even be arrested for crimes they did not commit.
If you suspect any of your confidential information has been compromised, please call Georgetown Bank at (866) 352-6080.
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