Protect Your PIN
It's Extremely Important to protect your Debit or ATM Card information from fraudulent use. Here's a few steps to safeguard your card and PIN:
- NEVER give your PIN to ANYONE. The staff at Wyoming Community Bank will never ask you for your PIN for any reason. Any request for your PIN should be considered fraud.
- Memorize your PIN. Writing your PIN down gives others access to it.
- Keep your Debit or ATM card in a safe location.
- Report any suspicious requests for your card information or PIN.
In addition to not ever asking for your PIN, WCB will never send you a text message or e-mail asking you to verify card information. We only request personally identifying information when contacted by you, our customer, in order to verify your identity.
Steps to Take For Fraud Prevention
This is some critical information to help limit the damage of personal fraud.
We have been told we should cancel our credit cards immediately. The key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them.
File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one).
Here's what is perhaps most important of all:
Call the 3 national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and also call the Social Sercurity fraud line number.
This will alert any company that checks your credit that your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit.
Here are the numbers you always need to contact, if your wallet/purse has been stolen:
Trans Union: 1-800-680-7289
Social Security Admin. 1-800-269-0271 (fraud line)