If you know or suspect that you are the victim of identity theft, there are steps you should take immediately to stop the theft and minimize the damage.
Lost or Stolen Debit Cards
If your debit card has been lost or stolen and it is after banking hours please call our 24 Hour Visa Debit Card Lost or Stolen Hotline 1-888-263-3370
Fraud and Identity Theft
File a police report: get a copy of the report or a case number. It's your proof of the crime when dealing with creditors holding the fraudulent accounts.
If phishing or other online fraud, contact Johnson City Bank immediately at
830-868-7131 or 877-630-4726.
Call one of the three major credit bureaus:
- Have a "fraud alert" placed on your file so new credit cannot be given without your approval. Each credit bureau automatically alerts the other two.
- Request and review your credit report carefully. You are entitled to one free credit report from each bureau every 12 months.
P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374
PO Box 9554
Allen, TX 75013
P.O. Box 1000
Chester, PA 19022
Notify the companies that hold fraudulent accounts in your name and close them. Use the Federal Trade Commission's ID-theft affidavit to simplify your dealings with companies holding the fraudulent accounts.
Change all of your passwords. Add passwords to accounts that don't have them. Don't use passwords that can tie back to you such as your mother's maiden name or a pet's name.
MAJOR CHECK VERIFICATION COMPANIES
If you have had a check(s) stolen or bank account opened fraudulently, report it to the check verification companies listed below. Place a stop payment order on any invalid (or unauthorized) checks. Cancel your checking and savings account and obtain new accounts.
Chex Systems, Inc.
Call 800-428-9623 or
Call 800-710-9898 or
National Processing Co. (NPC)
Call 800-526-5380 or
Call SCAN (800-262-7771)
To find out if the identity theft has been passing bad checks in your name.
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If you have questions please contact us at 830-868-7131 or 877-630-4726. You may also ask about our Fraud and Identity Theft help packets.