Prevention

Prevention is key in avoiding financial crimes.  Safeguarding yourself and your personal information is the best way to avoid becoming a victim.  Please check out our prevention tips and visit our partners in financial crime prevention.

Here are some simple tips:

  • Check your bank statements, both online and paper copies, frequently
  • Don't give out your personal banking information or PINs to anyone
  • Know your passwords by memory, don't leave lists of passwords anywhere
  • Keep valuables and financial papers locked away or in a safe deposit box
  • Use caution when shopping online
  • Shred documents that contain personal information instead of just throwing in the trash
  • Use common sense, if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is
  • Check your credit history and report any suspicious activity