Report Identity TheftUnion Bank is committed to helping customers affected by identity theft reduce the time and effort it takes to restore their financial identity. If you are a victim of identity theft, take the following three steps as soon as possible:
- Notify your financial institutions immediately -- Call Union Bank at 1-800-238-4486 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to report any suspicion of fraud. You may also be eligible for a referral to the Identity Theft Assistance Center. In addition, inform credit card issuers and other financial institutions affected by the fraud.
- Contact credit bureaus and authorities -- Notify the three major credit bureaus of the fraud in writing and ask them to put a fraud alert on your credit report. See below for contact details.
- Start rebuilding your good credit -- Open new accounts to replace any accounts you had to close, and change all of your personal identification numbers (PINs).
Credit BureausIn addition to contacting a credit bureau with your initial report, we recommend that you follow up with a letter to confirm your claim. Be sure to keep a copy for your records. The links to the credit bureaus are provided below:
Identity Theft ResourcesBelow are links to additional resources and documents to help you protect against or report identity theft.
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Brochure and Forms
- Union Bank's Identity Theft brochure: "Identity Theft: Protecting Yourself from ID Theft and Fraud"
- Identity Theft Checklist
- Instructions for completing the ID Theft Affidavit and Fraudulent Account Statement forms
- Sample of dispute letters used to report fraudulent activity to credit card issuers and credit bureaus
- IDTheft.gov (the centralized government website on identity theft)
- Deter, Detect, Defend: Avoid ID Theft
- Take Charge: Fighting Back Against Identity Theft
The Identity Theft Assistance CenterUnion Bank is proud to be a founding member of the Identity Theft Assistance Center, which provides key services to eligible victims of identity theft. The center can help:
- Guide consumers in examining their credit reports to identify suspicious activity
- Notify creditors affected by the fraud
- Place fraud alerts with credit bureaus
- Share information with law enforcement and the Federal Trade Commission to help convict fraudsters