Phishing Victims

Recommended actions if you've become a victim of phishing or other identity theft scam

If you have given out your credit or debit or ATM card information:

Credit Card Loss or Fraudulent Charges

Your maximum liability under federal law for unauthorized use of your credit card is $50 (many financial services companies have different policies so be sure to check with each of them). If the loss involves your credit card number, but not the card itself, you have no liability for unauthorized use; in general, you may only be liable for a very small amount but always check with your individual card company for their exact policy.

ATM or Debit Card Loss or Fraudulent Transfers

If you have given out your bank account information

If you have downloaded a virus or 'Trojan Horse'

If you have given out your personal identification information

Identity Theft Info

Equifax – www.equifax.com

Experian – www.experian.com

Trans Union – www.transunion.com

Notify your bank(s) and ask them to flag your account and contact you regarding any unusual activity:

Identify Theft Resources