Identity Theft & Fraud Prevention

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your name, address, social security number, credit card, or financial account numbers, passwords, and other personal information without your knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes.

The first step is education. Let Newton Federal Bank be your first line of defense by helping you protect yourself. Your personal information is valuable. Learn how to keep it safe and secure with our identity theft resources.

Free Security Training

Newton Federal Bank would like to offer you informational training about using your computer securely.

This education module offers tips on how to keep your personal information safe, while using technology that is offered with accounts at Newton Federal Bank.

The link below has information on identity theft, child safety online, banking myths, and more.

Learn more about how to stay safe online with free security training.

Phishing

There is a rapidly growing practice of internet fraud called "phishing."

Phishing is the practice of sending fraudulent e-mail messages to addresses requesting them to supply confidential information. Typically, the information requested includes a request for account numbers, passwords, PINs, Social Security numbers or other personal identifying information.

Please note that Newton Federal Bank will NOT solicit confidential or sensitive customer information via e-mail. Should this happen to you, please contact your local branch immediately.