According to the FBI, Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States. Identify Theft occurs when someone uses your name, Social Security Number, credit card number or other personal information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes. That's why it's important to protect your personal information. When your personal information is accidentally disclosed or deliberately stolen, taking certain steps quickly can minimize the potential for theft of your identity. If you believe your Amalgamated Bank information has been compromised, please contact your branch immediately. Click here for a listing of branch locations and phone numbers.
To learn more about how you can help protect yourself from identity theft and what to do if you should become a victim, check out the following links:
The Federal Trade Commission
Fighting back against Identity Theft
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Don't Be an On-line Victim: How to Guard Against Internet Thieves and Electronic Scams
The Lookstoogoodtobetrue.com website was developed and is maintained by a joint federal law enforcement and industry task force. Funding for the site has been provided by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Key partners include the National White Collar Crime Center, Monster.com, Target and members of the Merchants Risk Council.
Identity Theft Assistance Center (ITAC)
ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center is a nonprofit coalition of financial services companies united in our commitment to protect our customers from identity theft. As the leading provider of identity assistance services, ITAC protects all consumers through partnerships with law enforcement, education and identity management services.