Financial identity theft is one of the most common types of identity theft and can affect anyone.

Cyber thieves access one’s personally identifiable information such as birthdate, Social Security number, home address, driver’s license number, passport number and credit card or bank account information and can use it to open credit accounts, buy expensive items or pay their bills. This can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. There are multiple things you can do to be sure you are protected and avoid financial identity theft.

10 Ways to Protect Yourself From Financial Identity Theft:

  1. Require a PIN or strong password to unlock devices and accounts. Use 2-step verification and never use the same password for multiple accounts.
  2. Always use updated security software on your home and mobile devices.
  3. Regularly sign in to online accounts to monitor debit card transactions, credit card transactions, and all other account activity. 
  4. Download the Tyndall Cards App to manage your pin, card controls, travel notifications and receive instant alerts of any suspicious activity.
  5. Shred old documents, like paper statements, tax forms and medical bills.
  6. Do not open emails, click links or answer calls from suspicious sources. Tyndall will never request sensitive information through these avenues. If you are concerned, call 850-769-9999 and we will verify if we reached out to you through one of those sources. 
  7. Do not carry your social security card or documents with your social security number on them.
  8. Do not share your social security number by phone unless you are 100% sure who they are and why they are asking.
  9. Do not use public Wi-Fi for online banking, shopping, checking your email or social media.
  10. Invest in identity theft protection to monitor, detect, and alert you to potential ID theft activity.
If you feel you are a victim of financial identity theft or see something suspicious on your account please call 850-769-9999 or start a Video Banking call and speak to one of our Contact Center Reps.