Fraud Prevention Resources

   

Stay Protected & Secure

Thieves may try to steal your personal information online, by phone or through the mail. These attempts are malicious and made to exploit those who are unaware. To receive updated information on common scams and learn how to protect yourself, visit the links below.

Office of the Louisiana Attorney General
FBI - Common Fraud Schemes
Fakechecks.org
United States Postal Inspection Service
Federal Trade Commission

Pretext Calling

Pretext Calling is the practice of getting your personal information under false pretense by sending you a text message that asks you to call a specified number about your debit or credit card. Visit ftc.gov for more information.

Annual Credit Report

U.S. citizens are eligible to receive a free credit report once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Request a free copy of your credit report annually at annualcreditreport.com.

Equifax 1-800-685-1111
Experian 1-888-397-3742
Transunion 1-800-916-8800

Verified by Visa

Register for Verified by Visa to help protect your credit card information from being compromised. This provides a secure and safe way to shop online.