Category: Identity protection

Scammers impersonating banks

I am excited to announce that Wilson Bank has partnered with American Bankers Association (ABA) and other banks across the country in the national #BanksNeverAskThat campaign. This is a national campaign designed around the annual October National Cybersecurity Awareness month....

/ October 26, 2020

Synthetic ID Fraud – manipulation of information

Recently, I’ve written a lot about your information being used fraudulently. Next, I want to talk about synthetic ID fraud – or fraud where a fake identity is created using all or some fake information. What is Synthetic ID Fraud?...

/ July 23, 2020

Disputing credit report entries

Recently, I wrote an article on enhancements to the free annual credit check. Now that you have checked your credit, consider this example: Bob checks his credit and finds that he is listed as a secondary applicant on a home...

/ June 24, 2020

Enhancements to the Free Credit Check

Checking your credit is paramount to protecting your identity. Checking your credit allows you to see if there have been any fraudulent charges using your personally identifiable information, or PII. Legislation has been in place for years to allow free...

/ June 11, 2020

Coronavirus scams, part 2: PPP fraud

Scammers and cyber criminals are in full force hoping to cash in on the recent Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and, Economic Security Act (CARES) act. The internet is rife with articles and blog posts telling...

/ April 14, 2020

How to protect your identity after a disaster

I have received several calls over the past few days about how to protect your identity after a disaster. Many people’s homes have been damaged, or even destroyed, and their sensitive information may have been displaced due to the storms....

/ March 12, 2020