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ACCOUNT HIJACKING & IDENTITY THEFT

 

Guarding against account hijacking

It is the fastest growing form of identity theft, and it can have the most devastating effect on us. It is called Account Hijacking, and some 2 million people are victimized yearly. Account hijacking occurs when a criminal obtains your personal banking information and uses it to take over your bank accounts. It can take weeks or months to discover. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect yourself.

 

Quick facts about account hijacking

  1. An estimated 2 million people are hit with account hijacking each year; most say it was from a phishing email.
  2. Overall account fraud totals more than $2.4 billion annually, $1,200 per victim.
  3. People who monitor their accounts online (rather than just with mailed statements) can detect hijacking earlier. In one report, victims’ losses were oneeighth of those who detected the crime via paper statements due to early detection.

 

PROTECTING YOURSELF

 

Step 1: Understand the threat

Often, the account hijacker uses one or more methods to obtain your personal data. You should be particularly aware of two:

 

Step 2: Fortify your system

Here are some basic safety measures you can implement immediately:

 

Step 3: Vigilance Pays

Chances are you will never be victimized by account hijacking identity theft. But if you are victimized, early detection is critical.

Your bank is taking substantive measures to protect the safety and security of your accounts. By acting today to strengthen security at your end of the Internet highway, hijackers will have an even tougher time. Stop by your bank to learn more.

Locations & Hours

Kilmichael

120 North Depot Ave.

Kilmichael, MS 39747

662/262-7844

Winona

509 N. Applegate

Winona, MS 38967

662/283-8775

Mathiston

24944 Highway 15

Mathiston, MS 39752

662/263-4744

Eupora

1079 Veterans Memorial Blvd

Eupora, MS 39744

662/258-2437

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