Fraud and Identity Theft are some of today's fastest growing crimes. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, it is
almost always committed to facilitate other crimes, such as credit card fraud, check fraud, etc. Identity theft occurs when someone
obtains and uses your personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain - at
your expense. Social security numbers, dates of birth, bank account and credit card numbers are extremely valuable to an identity thief.
The following information has been provided to help you protect yourself, stay alert to suspicious activity and determine what to do if you get caught in the storm.