ID Theft and Fraud
At Dairy State Bank, we have controls in place to protect your personal information. However, criminals may try to use a variety of tactics to obtain personal information directly from you; by email, phone, online or by text messages. Dairy State Bank and other reputable businesses will never call or email you and ask for your personal or financial information.
If you think you have been a victim of ID Theft, use our free Theft Emergency Repair Kit.
Learn how to protect yourself against most forms of identity theft with these online resources.
Learn more from the FTC
While there are many ways to help you protect your information here are some basic things to consider:
- Shred your junk mail, especially items like preapproved applications for credit cards. Outdated tax papers, statements, and other documents
- Check your account transactions often using online banking, our mobile app, or review your statements to spot unusual activity
- Review your credit report at least annually
- Keep only the cards and IDs you really need in your wallet in case you lose it
- Caller ID can be modified. If in doubt hang up and contact us by using a published phone number
- Never give an unsolicited caller remote access to your computer
- Never reveal your online banking username, password, one-time password, account number or personal information by email, text or phone call to anyone
- Don’t click on links in unsolicited emails or texts
- Create strong passwords, using letters, numbers and special characters with a minimum of 8 in length
- Don’t use the same password for multiple accounts or reuse passwords