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Message from the President/CEO

Dear Member,

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security. At Best Reward, we strive to keep our members informed on current security issues as well as provide the tools necessary to help you protect yourself. In addition, we make every effort to use the latest technology and product enhancements to safeguard your financial information.

Since the Equifax Data Breach was announced last month, we have made every effort to keep our members informed to help protect their personal information from being misused. Below is some information I would like to share with you from the Federal Trade Commission regarding this cyber security incident. To view the entire article, frequently asked questions, and more click HERE.

Steps to Take

  • Check your credit reports from Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – for free – by visiting annualcreditreport.com. Accounts or activity that you don’t recognize could indicate identity theft. Visit IdentityTheft.gov to find out what to do.
  • Consider placing a credit freeze on your files. A credit freeze makes it harder for someone to open a new account in your name. Keep in mind that a credit freeze won’t prevent a thief from making charges to your existing accounts.
  • Monitor your existing credit card and bank accounts closely for charges you don’t recognize.
  • If you decide against a credit freeze, consider placing a fraud alert on your files. A fraud alert warns creditors that you may be an identity theft victim and that they should verify that anyone seeking credit in your name really is you.
  • File your taxes early – as soon as you have the tax information you need, before a scammer can. Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. Respond right away to letters from the IRS.

Sincerely,

John J. Shirilla

Equifax Data Breach: What to Do: Retrieved October 5, 2017, from https://www.consumerftc.gov

If you have a question or comment and would like to share it with the President/CEO, you can email him HERE.  Your security is our top priority. Please do not include personal information in this email; such as your Account Number or Social Security Number.

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