“Identity Theft: Who’s Got Your Number?”

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“Identity Theft: Who’s Got Your Number?”

When it comes to your personal information—like your Social Security number—do you know when you have to give it out, and when you don’t? If you give it out, do you ask how it’s going to be used and whether it’s kept in a secure location? Do you know why you should care?

Identity fraud claimed more than 15 million victims last year, wreaking havoc with personal finances and credit history. Often it starts with the theft of your Social Security number. Crooks gain access to your personal information in a variety of ways, ranging from the theft of a wallet to security breaches to sophisticated scams on the Internet.

Experts agree that we can’t totally protect ourselves in all situations. However, there are several things we can do to minimize our risk, like knowing when a Social Security number is required and when it’s in our best interest to refuse to give it out as general identification.

CorePlus Credit Union wants you to be informed.

Come to an informational session on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Lyme/Old Lyme Senior Center at 1pm. There’s no cost to attend. At the seminar, you’ll find out how we make ourselves vulnerable to identity theft, learn valuable tips on how to protect your Social Security number from fraud, become skilled at spotting phony phishing attacks in your in-box, learn how to shop safely online, and know what to do if you’re a victim of fraud.

This event is FREE and open to the public.                                  

CorePlus Federal Credit Union, founded in 1936, currently has 8 full service branches locally in Norwich, Taftville, Groton, East Lyme, Waterford, Plainfield and within the Putnam and Brooklyn Walmart Supercenters. CorePlus currently has more than 21,000 members and $190 million in assets.  Its services include a number of consumer loan and savings products, including checking, car loans, personal loans, credit card services, mortgages and home-equity loans.  CorePlus Federal Credit Union managed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors along with President and CEO, Nicholas K. Fortson. For more information call 860-886-0576 or visit our website at www.coreplus.org

Contact:          Susan M. Dombrowski          

                        Member Experience Liaison

                        Tele: 860-886-0576 x 3171

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