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Keep Up Your Guard Against ID Theft
Staten Island business bank urges consumers and business owners to stay diligent in protecting personal information
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – When it comes to protecting your personal information, Victory State Banks wants you to remember that just being careful is not enough.
With this in mind, Staten Island’s only community-based commercial bank is urging consumers and business owners to learn all they can about guarding their personal data and to use the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as an educational resource.
Once identity thieves have your personal information, they can drain your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards, open new utility accounts, or get medical treatment on your health insurance, warns the FTC.
An identity thief might even file a tax return in your name and get your refund. In some extreme cases, a thief might even give your name to the police during an arrest.
About Victory State Bank
VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: 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 at www.victorystatebank.com.