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Safeguarding Your Private Information

There are a number of smart, simple steps you can take to safeguard the security of your personal information. Here are tips that help you address or prevent the most common security pitfalls.

Credit Cards

  • Photocopy all account information
  • Keep credit card receipts
  • Contact issuer if new cards don’t arrive on time
  • Review bills each month for misuse
  • Shred pre-approved credit offers before throwing them away

Passwords/PINs

  • Don’t use last four (4) digits of your Social Security Number
  • Don’t use maiden names, birth date, middle name, pet’s or children’s name
  • Don’t use consecutive numbers
  • Add a second password to bank accounts if possible

Social Security Number

  • Never give to anyone unless absolutely necessary
  • Check Social Security benefits statement annually for fraud
  • Social Security Benefits Administration: (800) 772.1213

Internet/Computer

  • Install a firewall
  • Update virus protection software regularly
  • Password protect key files
  • Use a ‘wipe’ utility program to remove data before disposing any hard drive or PC

 Please Note: Union Savings Bank does not ask for your account or confidential information unsolicited by phone, email or text.