Consumer Protection Links

Identity theft is a federal crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses your personal information in a fraudulent or deceptive manner, usually for economic gain. It is reported to be the world's fastest growing crime. The most common way thieves steal personal information online is through spoof emails, spoof websites, social engineering and other scams. 

How to Report Identity Theft

Identity theft is a serious matter to Banner Bank. If you believe you are a victim of identity theft, please take the following actions:

  1. Report the incident to Banner Bank at 800-272-9933
  2. Notify your local law enforcement agency and ask to file an Identity Theft Report
  3. Call the fraud departments of all three major credit reporting agencies and ask them to put a "fraud alert" on your file. This tells creditors to call you before they open any more accounts in your name
  4. Equifax: To report fraud, call 800-525-6285. To order a report call 800-685-1111
    Experian: To order a report or to report fraud, call 888-397-3742
    TransUnion: To report fraud, call 800-680-7289. To order your report, call 800-916-8800 
  5. Report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft Hotline at 877-ID-THEFT (877-438-4338)

Security Awareness

Educating yourself is the first line of defense against identity theft. Become familiar with and aware of any current issues or security threats that exist by visiting the following sites: