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Protect Private Data From ID Thieves Who Call You
Staten Island business bank urges potential scam victims to hang up on questionable callers
Identity thieves use a variety of ways to trick potential victims into revealing personal information. Victory State Bank, Staten Island’s only community-based commercial bank, is echoing the advice of the Federal Trade Commission (FCC) when it says: DO NOT give out personal information in response to an incoming call.
Identity thieves are clever – they often pose as representatives of banks, credit card companies, creditors, or government agencies to get people to reveal their account numbers, Social Security numbers, mother's maiden names, passwords and other identifying information, explains the FCC.
If you get an inquiry from a company or government agency seeking personal information, don't provide it.
The FCC and Victory State Bank advise that you hang up and call the phone number on your account statement, in the phone book or on the company's or government agency's website to find out if the entity that supposedly called you actually needs the requested information from you.
About Victory State Bank
VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: 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.