The world is changing, and it can
be challenging to keep up.
Bank of Wausau wants to ensure that all its
banking partners are educated, aware, and safe
against the threats facing us. To that end, we
will try to provide information on things you
should know about, like scamming, phishing and
identity theft. Some of these resources point
to outside sources, and if you click on them be
aware you will be leaving
Bank of Wausau's web site and we are not
responsible for the content.
DID YOU KNOW?
A great way to keep tabs on
your identity, and find out FAST if someone is
opening accounts or credit cards in your name,
is by checking your credit report. A
recent amendment to the federal Fair Credit
Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the
nationwide consumer reporting companies to
provide you with a free copy of your credit
report, at your request, once every 12 months,
www.annualcreditreport.com. The Federal
Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer
protection agency, has prepared a brochure,
Your Access to Free Credit Reports,
explaining your rights and how to order a free
annual credit report.
Since you get one free report from each of the 3
bureaus per year, do not request them all at
once. Spread them out, since you then get three
free "snapshots" of your credit per year - all
the better to thwart Identity Theft!