Safeguard Your Identity & Credit

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. 

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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

Important Numbers

To report a lost or stolen Benchmark debit card:
(800) 500-1044

To report a lost or stolen Benchmark credit card:
(800) 991-4961

To report identity theft:
Complaint Assistant Form

To request a free copy
of your credit report:
(877) 322-8228

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

How We Protect You
SecurLOCK Debit Card Monitoring Service
Visa Debit Card Protection Program


How You Can Protect Yourself
Download SecurLOCK Equip for Your Benchmark Cards

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How Freezing Your Credit Report Works
Keeping Your Personal Information Safe
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
Stay Safe Online


Scams and Fraud
Automatic Debit Scams
Beware of Fake Phone Apps
Beware of Phony Sweepstakes Prizes
Don't Become a Target
Government Imposter Scams
Protect Yourself from the "Grandparent Scam"
Text Message Spam
Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure Rescue Scams
Wire Transfer Scams


Report suspicious activity in our local area!



For the most up-to-date information about scams and fraud, visit the Federal Trade Commission's Scam Alerts page.

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