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Identity Protection

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. 

Identity Theft

"Phishing" Scams

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, from 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.

 TIP:  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!