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.
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.
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.
To report a lost or stolen Benchmark debit card:
To report identity theft:
To request a free copy
To learn how you can fight against fraud, check out the resources below:
How You Can Protect Yourself
Download SecurLOCK Equip for Your Benchmark Cards
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
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
For the most up-to-date information about scams and fraud, visit the Federal Trade Commission's Scam Alerts page.