Security and Fraud
The safety and security of your financial information is of primary importance to us. This page includes important information about fraud as well as links to several resources where you can learn more about the many different types of fraud and things you can do to minimize your risk.
Identity Theft Victim Kit
If you are a victim of identity theft, or you suspect that someone is using your name and personal identification information, this kit is designed to help you through the process of resolving your identity theft case and clearing your name. This kit was specifically developed to provide assistance to Kentuckians who are identity theft victims, as well as individuals in other states who had their personal information fraudulently used in the state of Kentucky. Click here to access the Identity Theft Kit.
On Guard Online
Avoid Scams, Secure Your Computer, Protect Kids Online, Be Smart Online. Visit OnGuardOnline.gov to see how you can protect yourself and your family from online fraudulent scams.
Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force was established in November 2009 to hold accountable those who helped bring about the last financial crisis as well as those who would attempt to take advantage of the efforts at economic recovery. The task force is improving efforts across the government and with state and local partners to investigate and prosecute significant financial crimes, ensure just and effective punishment for those who perpetrate financial crimes, recover proceeds for victims and address financial discrimination in the lending and financial markets. Read more about this task force and how you can join the fight to stop financial fraud.
Your personal information is a valuable commodity. It’s not only the key to your financial identity, but also to your online identity. Knowing how to protect your information — and your identity — is a must in the 21st century. Click here to view the FTC’s website and get tips for protecting your identity.
The APWG collects, analyzes, and exchanges lists of verified credential collection sites, like those used in Phishing. APWG is the global industry, law enforcement, and government coalition focused on unifying the global response to cyber crime through development of data resources, data standards and model response systems and protocols for private and public sectors. Click here to visit the APWG website.
Heartbleed is a flaw in the programming on secure websites that could put your personal information at risk, including passwords, credit card information and e-mails. The Heartbleed Bug is a defect in encryption technology – called Open SSL – used by most Web servers to secure users’ personal or financial information. Click here to learn more about Heartbleed.