Fraud Prevention Resources
Beware of Fraud! If it sounds too good to be true, it is.
Thieves are trying to steal your personal information online, by phone, and through the mail. Do not give it out! Visit the sources below to find up-to-date information about the most common scams and how you can protect yourself.
Office of the Louisiana Attorney General
FBI - Common Fraud Schemes
United States Postal Inspection Service
Federal Trade Commission
Pretext Calling is the practice of getting your personal information under false pretense by sending you a text message and asking 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
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.