Protecting your personal financial information is a top priority for us at Bristol County Savings Bank. Please click on the following links for additional information:
- Scam Alerts – Find the most recent information to protect yourself from scams.
- Protect your personal identity – Learn best practices to protect your identity when banking online.
- Trusteer – A security software application designed to help safeguard your account by attempting to protect your web browser from online threats.
Protecting your personal financial information is a top priority for us at Bristol County Savings Bank. We are taking this opportunity to advise you of a data security breach that was announced by Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, on September 7, 2017. The breach has the potential to affect up to 143 million U.S. consumers. To learn more information about the data breach or to determine if your information may have been compromised, visit Equifax dedicated website at www.equifaxsecurity2017.com or call their contact center at 1.866.447.7559.
It is important to note that Bristol County Savings Bank’s systems were not affected by the Equifax data breach. In addition, we have 24-hour fraud monitoring systems in place to monitor your debit card activity for suspicious transactions.
Regardless of any specific data breach, this underscores the importance of monitoring your bank and other financial account activity on a regular basis. There are certain actions you should take to protect yourself from identity theft and ensure your accounts have not been subject to unauthorized activity:
- Actively monitor your accounts for early signs of unauthorized activity or potential fraud.
- Check your credit reports regularly to keep an eye out for possible unauthorized activity. A free copy of your credit report can be obtained every 12 months from each of the three major credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) at www.annualcreditreport.com.
- Immediately report any unauthorized activity to the bank.
- Contact your local law enforcement if you believe you’ve been a victim of identity theft.
We encourage you to visit the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov/identitytheft to consider the options that are available to you and learn ways to protect your identity.