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Your Security

Your Security
At Equitable Savings & Loan we do everything we can to protect your identity.

Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft
At Equitable Savings & Loan, we are committed to safeguarding your confidential information and we want you to be armed with the information and resources you need to protect your identity.

Learn more about Site-To-User and how it protects you.

Steps for Preventing Identity Theft
  1. Be wary of unsolicited requests for personal information over the phone or by email, such as Social Security Numbers, account numbers and passwords. This type of email fraud is called "phishing". Equitable Savings & Loan does not request confidential information through email or pop-up windows. If you received a suspicious email or accidentally gave out personal information, please contact your nearest branch.
  2. Review your accounts regularly and contact us if you find a charge you didn't authorize or if you think your bank statement hasn't arrived. In addition to reviewing your monthly statements, you can also use Online Banking or Telephone Banking to check your accounts.
  3. Review your Credit Report annually to be sure there are no mistakes or fraudulent accounts. The websites and phone numbers for the three major credit reporting agencies are:

    www.equifax.com 800-525-6285
    www.experian.com 888-397-3742
    www.transunion.com 800-680-7289

  4. Report suspicious activity immediately and request a "fraud alert" placed on your credit files with each of the three credit reporting agencies. Be sure to report lost or stolen Equitable Savings debit or ATM cards immediately by calling 800-754-4128.
  5. Keep personal information secure such as passwords, PINs and account numbers, and don't carry your Social Security Card - keep it at home or in a safe place. Avoid using easily accessible details such as your birth date, mother's maiden name or phone number as passwords.
  6. Keep thieves away from your mail by picking up mail promptly and place outgoing mail in a secure post office mailbox. You can request for your check reorders sent to your nearest banking center. Tear or shred any financial or personal information including credit card solicitations.

Resources to Protect Your Identity

Learn how to prevent internet theft with the FDIC's informative Flash presentation.
Visit the Federal Trade Commission's national identity theft-prevention website to learn more.
Learn about "phishing" in the FTC's article How Not to Get Hooked by a "Phishing" Scam.


Contact Us with questions or concerns about your account security.