Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

At BMI FCU, safeguarding our members’ identity is paramount. In an age where identity theft is everywhere, both online and offline, we recognize the importance of strengthening your defenses against potential threats. Here are some tips to help protect your identity:

1. Monitor Your Accounts Regularly: Keep a close eye on your statements for any unauthorized transactions. Report any suspicious activity to BMI FCU immediately.

2. Use Strong Passwords: Create strong, unique passwords for your online accounts and update them regularly. Avoid using easily guessable information, such as your birthday or pet’s name, and consider using a password manager to securely store your passwords.

3. Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Whenever possible, enable 2FA for an extra layer of security. This typically involves receiving a code on your mobile device or email that you must enter along with your password while logging in. Our Online Banking platform makes it easy to enable 2FA. Navigate to your “Settings” and then “Security” to activate.

4. Be Wary of Phishing Attempts: Be cautious of unsolicited emails, phone calls, or text messages requesting personal information or urging you to click on links. Fraudsters often use phishing tactics to trick individuals into revealing sensitive information.

5. Shred Sensitive Documents: Dispose of documents containing personal or financial information securely by shredding them before discarding.

6. Check Your Credit Report Regularly: Review your credit report for any suspicious activity. You can get a free copy of your credit report from each of three major bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) at once a year.

In an ever-evolving landscape of threats, protecting your identity is a necessity. At BMI FCU, we are dedicated to arming you with the knowledge and resources to safeguard your identity. Together, let’s stay vigilant and proactive in protecting what matters most!

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(May 2024)