The Internet gives you access to information, entertainment, financial offers and countless products and services. At the same time, it can leave you open to online scammers, identity thieves, and more.
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Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal identifying information, like your name, Social Security number, or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.
Identity theft is serious. While some identity theft victims can resolve their problems quickly, others spend hundreds of dollars and many days repairing damage to their good name and credit record. Some consumers victimized by identity theft may lose out on job opportunities, or be denied loans for education, housing or cars because of negative information on their credit reports. In rare cases, they may even be arrested for crimes they did not commit.
The FTC estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. In fact, you or someone you know may have experienced some form of identity theft.
Phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. The ‘official’ definition refers typically to eMail and other electronic and Internet based attempts of obtaining credit card numbers, passwords, or other non-public personal data. However, these illegal acts can be applied to any form of fraudulent attempt of trying to obtain this information including a simple phone call.
As a security reminder, never share your Dart Bank account information such as account numbers, card numbers, user names or passwords with anyone. Be suspicious of any person or email that asks for this information. Never share personal information over the phone with anyone unless you have contacted Dart Bank or know for certain with whom you are speaking. If anyone claiming to represent Dart Bank asks for your password or any other information listed above, please contact us immediately at 517-676-3661.
To report a lost or stolen ATM or Debit Card, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, please call 1-866-546-8273.
To report a lost or stolen Credit Card please call 1-844-453-8861, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.