Cyber Security and Identity Theft
Protect your financial account information on your computer and other devices from hackers, scammers, and identity thieves.
- Use Security Software That Updates Automatically
- Treat Your Personal Information Like Cash
- Check Out Companies to Find Out Who You’re Really Dealing With
- Give Personal Information Over Encrypted Websites Only
- Protect Your Passwords
- Back Up Your Files
Identity theft can happen to anyone. Learn how to reduce your risk and how to protect your identity from impostors by reading these helpful articles published by the Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency.
Prevent identity theft from happening to you:
What to do if you are a victim of identity theft:
There are a lot of scams going on out there and it is only getting worse. We want to help educate our members – provide tips to help avoid fraud – and provide a place to turn in the event someone finds themselves a victim of fraud. The Minnesota Department of Commerce is a great resource to help protect yourself and your family from against financial fraud. Check out their website for more information on how to safeguard your finances here.