Fraud Prevention Center

In today's world, consumers must safeguard their personal information and be aware of many fraudulent activities. Benchmark wants to help you by providing resources that will assist you in protecting yourself, online and offline. 

About Phishing

Please use caution if you receive any e-mails that ask you to provide confidential information or to click links to visit web pages that ask you to provide confidential information. This practice is known as "phishing," and many of these fraudulent e-mails may appear to be from an official or trusted source. However, many such e-mails are sent by criminals attempting to trick recipients into providing information like user names and passwords.

Reputable companies would never send e-mails asking you to provide confidential information via e-mail. Clicking links within these messages could place malicious files or applications on your computer. If you receive any suspect messages, do not reply to the e-mail. Instead, delete the message from your inbox.

Fighting Fraud

Benchmark is participating in a new anti-fraud program that aims to protect consumers from fake check scams. Read the press release for more information about this effort.

Important Numbers

To report a lost or stolen Benchmark debit card:

To report a lost or stolen Benchmark credit card:

To report identity theft:
1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338)
Complaint Assistant Form

To request a free copy
of your credit report:

To learn how you can fight against fraud, check out the resources below:

How We Protect You
Visa Debit Card Protection Program

How You Can Protect Yourself
Preventative Measures to Avoid Holiday Package Thefts
Financial Tips to Protect You
Keeping Your Personal Information Safe
Protect Your Privacy
Tips for Creating a Strong Password for Internet Banking

Identity Theft
Identity Thieves' Latest Scams
Identity Thieves Target Kids as Well as Adults
What to Do If Your Personal Information Has Been Compromised

Online Tips
Avoiding Technical Support Scams
Make Sure You Are Cyber Secure
Protect Yourself from Fraud When Buying Online
Seven Practices for Safer Computing
Stay Safe Online

Scams and Fraud
Automatic Debit Scams
Beware of Fake Phone Apps
Beware of Phony Sweepstakes Prizes
Choose Your Charities Carefully
Don't Become a Target
Fake Check Scams Could Cost You Thousands
Five Things that You Should Know to Avoid Fake Check Scams
Protect Yourself from the "Grandparent Scam"
Text Message Spam
Tips for Avoiding Mortgage Modification Scams
Wire Transfer Scams

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