Detecting Fraud

Early detection of fraud can make a big difference. Besides closely monitoring your monthly billing statements and credit report, be aware when you fail to receive bills or other mail. Other tell tale signs of fraud are receiving cards or billing statements for accounts you did not open and receiving calls from collection agencies for items you did not purchase. Vigilance is your best defense against fraud.

Because your security is important to us, we have provided additional information from third party resources that we thought might be helpful or of interest.  These resources are provided solely as a convenience and may differ from Desert Schools’ policies or procedures.

Sources for fraud protection tips:
NCUA Fraud Information Center 
www.fraud.org 
www.fakechecks.org 
www.antifraudalliance.com 
• www.consumeraffairs.com/scam_alerts/scam_alerts.htm 
www.onguardonline.gov 
www.vaonline.org
www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud
www.lookstoogoodtobetrue.com/fraud.aspx
• postalinspectors.uspis.gov 

Identity theft resources:
FTC Identity Theft Site 
Identity Theft Resource Center 
You Have the Power to Stop Identity Theft brochure 
• Free Annual Credit Reports 

Online security:
National Cyber Security Alliance 
Anti-Phishing Working Group 
Microsoft® Safety & Security Center 
 

If identity theft prevention, detection, and resolution is important to you, find out more about Desert Schools' identity theft protection solution - IdentitySecure!

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