Financial Institutions: Build on Your Customerâ€™s Education on Identity TheftThe best offense is a good defense, is the adage. For financial institutions part of the defense to protect your customers from becoming victims of identity theft is educating them. Here, CUInfoSecurity.com has compiled a list of some of the better known and newest Identity Theft web pages that contain easy to distribute information and links you can add to your institutionâ€™s website to further the education of your customers.
The Identity Theft Taskforce The Presidentâ€™s Task Force on Identity Theft was established on May 10, 2006, launching a new era in the fight against identity theft. Recognizing the heavy financial and emotional toll that identity theft exacts from its victims, and the severe burden it places on the economy, President Bush called for a coordinated approach among government agencies to combat this crime. Here is the Taskforceâ€™s website with links to every government agency charged with protecting consumers from identity theft: www.idtheft.gov
FTCâ€™s Identity Theft Prevention Section
This is the landing page that has a great number of informative brochures, instructions and even an identity theft prevention kit. Financial institutions can use these to help educate their customers. The brochures can be ordered in bulk, and they are also downloadable, put the link on your website. www.ftc.gov
NCUA Internet Email Fraud
This is the NCUA's alert for credit union members to report internet email fraud. www.ncua.gov
Identity Theft Resource Center
The Identity Theft Resource Center is a non-profit organization solely formed to help victims or possible victims of Identity Theft. It provides consumer and victim support and advises governmental agencies, legislators and companies about this evolving and growing crime. www.idtheftcenter.org