What To Do If You Are A Victim Of Identity Theft
If you are a victim of identity theft, contact St. Landry Bank right away so that we can help to correct any unauthorized transactions to your account, correct any incorrect reports submitted to the credit bureaus, and help protect you from future identity theft.
File a report with your local law enforcement. You will need information from the police report to straighten out your credit and accounts after the crime. Make sure to get the police report number and give this information to all companies you contact in getting your credit cleared up.
Contact the fraud department at all three of the credit bureaus. Get all three agencies to flag the accounts with a "fraud alert." Find out how long the fraud alert will remain on your report and how to extend that time, if needed. Ask that all creditors contact you at a phone number you provide to verify all future applications.
- Equifax: 1-800-525-6285
- Experian: 1-888-397-3742
- TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289
The FTC runs the ID Theft Hotline and the ID Theft Data Clearinghouse:
You may also want to review these resources for additional tips and information:
Reporting Suspicious Activity
If you see suspicious activity on your account(s) or have received a suspicious call, email, letter or other similar contact regarding your relationship to St. Landry Bank, call 337-942-7516 or your local branch.