Identity Theft


Identity Theft Alert

Notice to Consumers

Preventing Identity Theft (PDF)

Bank of Santa Clarita will not call or E-mail you to ask for your personal information such as your social security number. Never divulge your personal information to anyone who solicits you in this manner. Always know the persons with whom you are doing business. If you are dealing with a business over the telephone or through the Internet, it is your responsibility to verify the trustworthiness of that business and its representatives.

If you have suspicions regarding the trustworthiness of the business or its representatives, you should report to the Federal Trade Commission. If you suspect you are a victim of identity theft, you should complete the following four steps immediately.

  1. Place a fraud alert on your credit reports and review your credit reports.
    The contact numbers for the credit reporting agencies are:
    • Equifax 800-525-6285: www.equifax.com;
      P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
    • Experian 888-397-3742; www.experian.com:
      P.O. Box 9532, Allen TX 75013
    • TransUnion 800-680-7289; www.transunion.com:
      Fraud Victim Assistance Division;
      P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834-6790
  2. Close the accounts that you know, or believe, have been tampered with or opened fraudulently.
  3. File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. You can file an online complaint at Identity Theft Complaint Form  or
    FTC's Identity Theft Hotline at 877-438-4338.
  4. File a police report and get a copy of the report.

Please visit the Federal Trade Commission's website at www.consumer.gov/idtheft/ or contact the FTC directly for additional information.

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