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Identity Theft & Phishing Information

The world is changing, and it can be challenging to keep up. Northwestern Bank wants to ensure that all its customers are educated, aware, and safe against the threats facing us. To that end, we provide information on things you should know about, like scamming, phishing and identity theft.

Our Commitment:

The cornerstone of our business is our strong commitment to the communities we serve and the customer satisfaction we maintain. Customer confidentiality is a priority at Northwestern Bank. Be assured that all employees will respect your privacy by keeping all account information confidential at all times.

Identity Theft

Identity theft is a serious crime. Northwestern Bank wants to ensure that all its customers are educated, aware, and safe against this threat.

"Phishing" Scams

Internet scammers are everywhere. Learn how you can protect yourself from becoming a victim.

Did You Know?

A great way to keep tabs on your identity, and find out FAST if someone is opening accounts or credit cards in your name, is by checking your credit report. An amendment to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months, from www.annualcreditreport.com. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, has prepared a brochure, Your Access to Free Credit Reports, explaining your rights and how to order a free annual credit report.

Tip:

Since you get one free report from each of the 3 bureaus per year, do not request them all at once. Spread them out, since you then get three free "snapshots" of your credit per year - all the better to thwart Identity Theft!

Reminder:

Be assured that Northwestern Bank will not call you to request personal or account information from you over the phone or Internet!

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