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

For several years, Benchmark has been participating in an anti-fraud program that aims to protect consumers from fake check scams. Read the press release for more information about this ongoing effort.

Important Numbers

To report a lost or stolen Benchmark debit card:
1-800-500-1044

To report a lost or stolen Benchmark credit card:
1-800-991-4961

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

To request a free copy
of your credit report:
1-877-322-8228
AnnualCreditReport.com

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
Preventative Measures to Avoid Holiday Package Thefts
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
Stay Safe Online

 

Scams and Fraud
Automatic Debit Scams
Beware of Fake Phone Apps
Beware of Phony Sweepstakes Prizes
Don't Become a Target
Fake Check Scams Could Cost You Thousands
Five Things that You Should Know to Avoid Fake Check Scams
Government Imposter Scams
How to Spot a Phishing Scam
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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