Avoiding Identity Theft at Nutmeg State FCU - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Avoiding Identity Theft at Nutmeg State FCU

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Easy ways to avoid ID Theft:

  • Review Credit Reports at Least Once a Year. The Fair Credit Reporting Act entitles consumers to a free credit report once a year from each of the three nationwide credit reporting agencies. You can receive reports by contacting the credit reporting agencies directly or by visiting www.annualcreditreport.com
  • Monitor Financial Statements and Online Banking Regularly.
  • Shred Documents with Personal and Financial Information. Financial statements, credit card offers and billing statements are examples of documents members should be shredding.
  • Look Out for Scams Involving Your Personal Information. Never give any credit card, financial institution, or social security information to anyone that has contacted you over the telephone or Internet.  When you contact a company, make sure you are comfortable with the company and the representative before providing any personal information. Legitimate organizations never ask for sensitive information over unsecured communication channels.



Nutmeg State FCU offers an identity theft program that will help fix the damage that is done if someone's identity is stolen. They take care of everything. A recovery advocate is assigned to the case and they:

  •             Provide a customized recovery plan within 72 hours
  •             Alert the three major credit bureaus
  •             Work with all government and law enforcement agencies to restore the individual's identity
  •             Complete all forms and follow-up on the individual's behalf
  •             Restore the individual's identity no matter how long it takes