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Who We Are/Safety & Security

Safety and Security

SecurityShield

Identity Theft and Fraud

Peoples Bank takes the security and safety of your money and identity seriously. We believe education on these issues will help you reduce your risk of becoming victim to identity theft, monetary theft and fraud. Simply put, identity theft occurs when a person uses your personal information such as name, Social Security number, credit card number or other identifying information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes.

To report fraud or suspicious activity on your account: Contact your local branch
To report a phishing scam: Email [email protected]

A few ways your identity can be compromised:

Mail theft, ATM theft, skimming, inside sources, imposters posing as you, theft of or direct access to personal items and information in your home, theft of your purse, wallet, computer, cell phone or other sources of your personal information.

Sources of Online Fraud

  • Spyware/Malware
  • Online Data
  • Email Fraud and Phishing Scams

If your Peoples Bank debit card becomes lost or stolen, contact us immediately.

Phishing

Identity thieves like to go “phishing” — pronounced “fishing” — on the Internet for consumers’ personal financial information using fake emails and websites to trick people into providing Social Security numbers, bank account numbers and other valuable details.

PHISHING Q&A

Ways to Protect Yourself

While there is no guarantee against identity theft, there are things you can do to reduce the chance of becoming a victim.

AT HOME
AVOIDING FRAUD VIA THE MAIL
INTERNET SAFETY TIPS
IN THE WORKPLACE
THROUGHOUT THE DAY
WHEN USING CREDIT CARDS OR DEBIT CARDS
ATM SAFETY
MONITOR YOUR ACCOUNT AND YOUR CREDIT BUREAU REPORTS

If You Believe You’re A Victim of Fraud and/or Identity Theft

Peoples Bank will never ask for any personal or account information, including Social Security numbers, account numbers, security questions, PINs, email addresses or passwords via email, unsolicited phone calls or text messages.

NOTIFY THE CREDIT BUREAU
NOTIFY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
KEEP RECORDS OF YOUR CONTACTS
FILE A REPORT WITH THE LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT