Identity Theft Resource Center
Helping to Protect Your Personal Information
Please be aware that during this time, we urge our members and community members to be aware of any financial scams surrounding the events of COVID-19. This may include any requests for personal information (including logins or passwords) or funds transfers. Scammers might claim to have information about your stimulus payment or the virus in order to lure you into sharing information. Be aware of email-based scams regarding your accounts or services, and Unemployment Fraud. For any concerns regarding your BMI FCU accounts, call us at 614.707.4000.
Anyone can become a victim of identity theft or financial fraud. That is why our Identity Theft Resource Center has everything you need to prevent, maintain, or remedy any threats to your financial security.
Even if you are prepared, identity theft can still occur. If you suspect you have been a victim of identity theft or fraud, you can still take immediate action to minimize the damage to your personal funds and financial accounts.
Report Identity Theft or Fraud
- Call the companies where you know or suspect the fraud may have occurred.
- Place a fraud alert on your credit report and get copies of your report.
- TransUnion Call: 800.680.7289 or write: P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92634
- Equifax Call: 800.525.6285 or write: P.O. Box 740256, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
- Experian Call: 888.EXPERIAN (888.397.3742) or write: P.O. Box 9532, Allen TX 75013
- Report identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
- File a report with your local police department.
Depending on the severity of your claim, it might be advisable to close any accounts opened in your name, or reporting fraudulent charges to our credit card company.
We recommend you visit www.IdentityTheft.gov and follow the federal action plant to help you with your claim.
Equifax Data Breach
Were you affected by the Equifax Data Breach? You can be eligible for a cash settlement or free credit monitoring.** Visit the Federal Trade Commission site to see if and how you qualify, and what steps to take.
Check out the Identity Protection module, available in our Online Learning Center. You can also read our collection of articles on Identity Theft, Fraud and Security, and watch a short video on Foiling Identity Theft below:
Technology is Your Friend
BMI Federal Credit Union also has the latest technological services to take your financial security one step further. Explore all the ways you can protect yourself with our Online and Mobile Banking Services.
Check out our featured articles and how-to's to help prevent, plan, and remedy an identity theft threat:
Avoid Email Scams
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
Identity Theft Action Plan
What to Do if You Suspect Identity Theft
How to Prevent Being Scammed This Tax Season
Protecting Your Identity 101
Text Message Scams
Visa Chip Technology
What to Know for Reporting Fraud
Protect Yourself Online
Avoid Cyber Predators
Any time you need a hand, contact us at 614.707.4000, or visit any one of our five branches in Dublin, Columbus or Westerville, Ohio, where we look forward to serving you.
*Visa Card Alerts are provided at no additional cost. However, you may incur charges to send or receive information for internet, cellular or other data services from your wireless carrier. MyCardRules is a mobile application developed and maintained by Jack Henry and Associates for financial institutions that use JHA Card Processing SolutionsTM card processing.
**BMI Federal Credit Union can address any activity regarding your BMI FCU banking accounts, but has no formal affiliation with Equifax nor has information on details of those affected or potential settlements. Please refer all questions or concerns to the Federal Trade Commission site.