Steps consumers should take to secure their computer and protect themselves from identity theft.
FDIC Offers Identity Theft Help
View a multimedia presentation created by the FDIC, which provides information on steps consumers should take to secure their computer and protect themselves from identity theft, as well as what they should do if they are victimized by the crime. View the Multimedia Presentation.
Credit/Debit Card Fraud
Visa Security Sense
Visa Security Sense provides cardholders tips with practical know-how for protecting account information and resolving unauthorized card use. Highlights of the website include:
- Tips for Preventing Fraud
- Fraud News
- Resources for Fighting Fraud
- How Visa Protects You
Check out the site today at www.visasecuritysense.com
Simmons Bank Card Alerts
Simmons Bank Card Alerts allows you to receive instant text and email notifications when your registered cards are used in ways that could be indicators of a lost or stolen card or fraudulent activity. Protect up to 10 Simmons Bank credit cards and Debit cards with preferences that you set up and add up to 10 mobile numbers to receive the alerts. There is no fee to register16.
Typically, criminals send emails that look like they are from legitimate sources, but are not. The fake messages (Phishing) generally include a link to phony, or spoofed, websites where victims are asked to provide sensitive, personal information. The information goes to criminals, rather than the legitimate business. Continue reading about Email Fraud protection.