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
Learn more about Site-To-User and how it protects you.
Steps for Preventing Identity Theft
Resources to Protect Your Identity
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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"
Contact Us with questions or concerns about
your account security.