Identity Theft Tips


Identity Theft Tips 

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information without your permission to commit fraud or to get credit in your name. Anyone can become a victim of identity theft so reduce the risk by following these simple guidelines: 


  • Store your Social Security card, financial documents, and unused credit cards in a secure location.
  • Never provide sensitive information on a call that you did not initiate.
  • Shred documents that contain personal or financial information before discarding. This is the time to take advantage of our FREE Shred Days. Check our events calendar for upcoming Shred Days. 
  • Review your credit report at least once a year to look for unauthorized accounts that are opened in your name. Receive a free credit report once a year from each of the three major credit bureaus at JSC FCU members with loans have Free online access to their FICO® Score.
  • If you access your financial account online or shop online, make sure the website is secure. Secure sites have an "s" after http and there will be a padlock on ther web bar. 
  • Monitor your transactions online regularly and report suspicious charges promptly. Consider paperless options for your bill and financial statements.


Helpful Resources 

My Credit Union by The NCUA 

Federal Trade Commission

Texas Department of Public Safety








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