Victory State Bank Explains Immediate Steps Following Identity Crisis

 

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – If your identity is stolen, the first step is to not panic. Victory State Bank wants you to know if you take action quickly, you can stop an identity thief from doing more damage.

The bank suggests you follow these tips from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC):

  • Place an initial fraud alert. Ask 1 of the 3 credit reporting companies to put a fraud alert on your credit report. They must tell the other 2 companies. An initial fraud alert can make it harder for an identity thief to open more accounts in your name. The alert lasts 90 days but you can renew it. 
  • Order Credit Reports. Identity thief victims are entitled to a free credit report from each of the 3 credit reporting companies.
  • Create an identity theft report. An identity theft report gives you some important rights that can help you recover from theft. To create one, file a complaint with the FTC and print your Identity Theft Affidavit. Use that to both file a police report and create your Identity Theft Report. 
  • Monitor Your Progress. Resolving identity theft takes phone calls and letters. Create a system to organize your papers and calls, and to track deadlines.

 

 

About Victory State Bank:

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online http://www.victorystatebank.com

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Victory State Bank Helps Protect Consumers Against Internet Auction Fraud

 

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – With accessing the Internet being as easy as the click of a button, Victory State Bank cautions consumers that it’s also easy to become a victim of Internet fraud.

The Internet has become a place for good deals, especially without the hassle of getting up and going to a store. But some of these deals could seem to good to be true.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says the best way to fight fraud is to learn how to not be a victim.

Victory State Bank visited the FBI’s Website recently to share some of those tips:


Avoiding Internet Auction Fraud

  • Understand as much as possible about how the auction works, what your obligations are as a buyer, and what the seller’s obligations are before you bid.
  • Find out what actions the website/company takes if a problem occurs and consider insuring the transaction and shipment.
  • Learn as much as possible about the seller, especially if the only information you have is an e-mail address. If it is a business, check the Better Business Bureau where the seller/business is located.
  • Examine the feedback on the seller.
  • Determine what method of payment the seller is asking from the buyer and where he/she is asking to send payment.
  • If possible, purchase items online using your credit card, because you can often dispute the charges if something goes wrong.

 

About Victory State Bank:

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online http://www.victorystatebank.com

 

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Victory State Bank: Make Saving Money Your First Habit


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – While everyone understands the importance of saving money, Victory State Bank is reminding you to start collecting your spare cash today.


Whether your stash is for an emergency fund, your retirement or to buy something special, you will determine what to do with your money and where it will go.


The Federal Trade Commission created an easy “To Do” checklist to learn how to manage your savings:

 

  • Consider yourself a creditor. When you write your check, write a check to yourself. Decide on a realistic amount. Deposit the money into a savings, investment or retirement account.
  • If you need some fast cash, consider selling items around the house you no longer use, either online, at a garage sale, or at a local consignment shop. When you sell online you may use an auction or classified ad site.
  • Avoid payday lenders. A payday loan is a cash advance secured by a personal check or paid by electronic transfer. It is very expensive credit.
Spending money could be your habit, but Victory state Bank shares these tips to make saving part of your life style.


About Victory State Bank:

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online http://www.victorystatebank.com.


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Victory State Bank Warns of Multilevel Marketing Scams


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y -- Victory State Bank would like to alert our patrons to the following advice from the Federal Trade Commission on multilevel marketing opportunities:

In multilevel or network marketing, individuals sell products to the public — often by word of mouth and direct sales. Typically, distributors earn commissions, not only for their own sales, but also for sales made by the people they recruit.

Not all multilevel marketing plans are legitimate. If the money you make is based on your sales to the public, it may be a legitimate multilevel marketing plan. If the money you make is based on the number of people you recruit and your sales to them, it’s not. It's a pyramid scheme. Pyramid schemes are illegal, and the vast majority of participants lose money.

Ask your sponsor and other distributors tough questions, and dig for details. Their responses can help you detect false claims about the amount of money you may make and whether the business is a pyramid scheme. Here are some questions to ask before making any decisions:

  • What are your annual sales of the product?
  • How much product did you sell to distributors?
  • What percentage of your sales were made to distributors?
  • What were your expenses last year, including money you spent on training and buying products?
  • How much money did you make last year — that is, your income and bonuses, less your expenses?
  • How much time did you spend last year on the business?
  • How long have you been in the business?
  • How many people have you recruited?
  • What percentage of the money you’ve made — income and bonuses less your expenses — came from recruiting other distributors and selling them inventory or other items to get started?

It’s important to get a complete picture of how the plan works: not just how much money distributors make, but also how much time and money they spend on the plan, how long it takes before they're earning money, and how big a downline is needed to make money. One sign of a pyramid scheme is if distributors sell more product to other distributors than to the public — or if they make more money from recruiting than they do from selling.

 

About Victory State Bank: 

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online http://www.victorystatebank.com.

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Victory State Bank Points To Start-Up-Business Tax Tips From IRS

 

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – If you’re planning on opening a new business this summer, Victory State Bank suggests you review the Internal Revenue Service’s tax tips for new owners.

How you structure your business impacts your tax bill.  It is important to understand your taxes and explore your options.  

The IRS provides resources and tax tips that every small business owner should know:

Decide The Business Entity Your Going To Establish.The type of business entity will determine which tax form you have to file. The most common types of business are the sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation and S corporation.

Your Business Determines What Taxes You Must Pay And How You Pay Them. The four general types of business taxes are income tax, self-employment tax, employment tax and excise tax. READ MORE …

 

About Victory State Bank:

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online http://www.victorystatebank.com

 

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