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Identity and Fraud Protection Resources

Resources

The following is a collection of third party website resources that can provide you with current news on fraudulent scams, fraud prevention tips, ways to report suspicious activity and more.

FTC.gov (Federal Trade Commission)

  • File a Consumer Complaint
  • Report Identity Theft
  • Get Your Free Credit Report
  • Get Consumer Alerts
  • Find Out About The Latest Scams
  • Reporting a counterfeit check scam
    • Some counties in Nevada have a bad check restitution program. Please call your Local Police Department to see if a program is offered.

MyMoney.gov

  • Precautions to take with your Finances
  • Learn how to Deter, Detect, and Defend Against Identity Theft
  • Find Out About The Latest Scams

Identitytheft.gov

  • Report Identity Theft
  • Get a Personal Recovery Plan
  • How to Recover from Identity Theft
  • Support Team Chat Available Mon-Fri 9am-8pm EST
  • Warning Signs of Identity Theft
  • Helpful Contact Information

Fraud.org

  • Fraud Prevention Tips
  • Latest Fraud Tips
  • File a Complaint
  • Common Scams- What to Look For

Financial Education Center - Identity Protection Module

Learn about simple tips and tools you can use to reduce your risk of identity theft and protect your financially sensitive information. Our short interactive course through GNCU's Financial Education Center, will equip you with important knowledge regarding:

  • Consumer fraud and identity theft
  • Prevention and protection tips
  • How to respond to identity theft

Cuna.org

  • Learn about how the Credit Union National Association protects consumers

 AnnualCreditReport.com

  • Check your credit report once a year to make sure all accounts and credit are correct and up to date

 Balancepro.org

  • Greater Nevada Credit Union has partnered with BALANCE Financial Fitness Program to offer you expert advice on navigating your financial obligations, investment options, and more. Whether your goal is to get out of debt, save for your children's education, or more, BALANCE provides certified financial counselors to help you achieve it
    • BALANCE is completely free and confidential
    • Toll-Free Infoline – Call to talk to a certified counselor about money management and personal finance issues.
    • Debt Management — BALANCE credit counselors will review your situation and help you develop a repayment plan that will work for you
    • Money Management Counseling – A confidential examination of your spending and savings habits to develop a plan of action to meet your goals
    • Credit Report Overview – A credit counselor will help you understand your credit report, how it affects you, and what your rights are
    • Housing Education Program – Want to purchase a home? Let the BALANCE staff help develop a plan so you can take this big step
    • Identity Theft Solutions – Find out the best ways to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft or to repair any damage that may have been done