We have taken substantial measures to protect your identity and accounts. Find tips to protect yourself, along with more information on internet phishing, voice phishing, fake check scams, and what to do if your banking information is stolen.
Visit our consumer resources pages, and find helpful consumer information we’ve gathered for you.
Identifying routing, account and check numbers:
- For extra security – add a fraud alert on your account by calling each of the credit bureaus every three months
- Register online at dmachoice.org to unsubscribe to unsolicited commercial mail and catalogs.
- Credit reports contain information about you, including what accounts you have and your bill paying history. Inspect your credit report today by ordering your free credit report at AnnualCreditReport.com.
- United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team website: Learn how to avoid social engineering and phishing attacks.
- Federal Trade Commission website: Learn how to deter, detect, defend and fight back against identity theft.
- American Bankers Association: Phishing: Don't Take the Bait Infographic
- Deter, detect, and defend to avoid identity theft
- Phishing information and tips on how to protect yourself
- You have the power to stop identity theft
- Recognizing and avoiding email scams
- Protecting your identity
- Get smart about credit
- Credit do's and don'ts
For Your Information
- Year-end tax tips from First Dakota Trust & Investments
- The redesigned $100 bill October 8, 2013
- Text messaging is another way thieves are trying to access your personal information. Consumers have reported receiving a text message on their cell phone that their credit card, debit card, cell phone service has or will be deactivated and they need to text back (or call a number and verify) account and PIN information. Of course if they do, they soon find their account has been hit by criminals. Please be assured that First Dakota will never ask for personal information in a text message or an email. If you do receive this type of text message you should file a police report and contact your cell phone provider.
- Phishing scams are not just limited to the internet. American Bankers Association has recently become aware of a scheme using the "American Bankers Association" name that is intended to trick the unwary into disclosing confidential security information related to their savings and checking accounts. The phish works like this; an advertisement is placed in a local newspaper seeking to hire survey takers to "evaluate" local banks. Those who apply to the position are sent a package of papers from the "American Bankers Association" that included a list of bank branches and a very elaborate survey. The survey takers are instructed to go to their assigned bank, open an account with their own money, and then forward the survey, account information and security information to an address in South Carolina. Any individual who complies with the instructions will quickly lose any money that they deposit into that account.The ABA is in no way affiliated with this bogus survey. While we unaware of any individuals who have actually experienced a loss as a result of this scam, the ABA is working with law enforcement officials to track down the individuals behind the attempted fraud.
Privacy and Security
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