Victory State Bank Shares Red Flags of Child Identity Theft
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Children’s identity theft is making news. But how do you know if your child’s personal information has been compromised.
Victory State Bank suggests you become acquainted with the following red flags of child identity theft listed by the Federal Trade Commission:
• You get calls from collection agencies, bills from credit card companies or medical providers, or offers for credit cards or bank account checks in your child’s name, even if your child has never applied for or used these services.
• Your child, or your family, is denied government benefits because benefits are being paid to another account that is using your child’s Social Security number.
• The Social Security Administration, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), or some other government agency asks you to confirm that your child is employed, even though your child has never had a job.
• After you file a tax return listing your dependent child’s name and Social Security number, you get notice from the IRS that the same information is listed on another tax return.
• Your child gets a notice from the IRS saying he or she failed to pay taxes on income, even though your child has no income.
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 .