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4 Tips For Protecting Your Private Financial Data
Personal financial data, as the phrase suggests, is PERSONAL! Victory State Bank is urging consumers to be proactive in keeping their personal information out of the hands of thieves.
A breech of private data can translate into lost money and identity theft. To help people protect themselves from such breeches, the bank, Staten Island’s only community-based business bank, is sharing the following four tips from MyMoney.Gov:
1) Stay organized. A good system for keeping personal money records will include copies of important documents like your will, property ownership documents, information about savings and insurance, and other documents. It should include an overview of what happens to property after a major life event occurs.
2) Assume that any offer that “sounds too good to be true” – especially one from a stranger or an unfamiliar company – is probably a fraud.
3) Look at your bank statements and bills as soon as they arrive and report any discrepancy or anything suspicious, such as an unauthorized withdrawal or charge.
4) Be wary of requests to “update” or “confirm” personal information, especially your Social Security number, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, personal identification numbers, your date of birth or your mother’s maiden name in response to an unsolicited call, letter or email.
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.