AARP
® Fraud
Watch Network

People’s United Bank is proud to collaborate with The AARP Fraud Watch Network to provide consumers, of all-ages, with instant access to educational resources and information designed to empower you to spot and avoid scams and fraud.

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Stay informed to stay protected.

According to a report by Javelin Strategy & Research, identity theft rose by 8% in 2017, an increase of over one million victims from the previous year.

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Every 2 seconds, someone's identity is stolen
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16.7 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2017
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$16.8 billion was stolen from U.S. consumers through ID theft in 2017
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Spot a scam?

No matter where you live, fraud is never far away. Protect yourself and others by reporting a scam or searching for existing scams in your area.

Tips to prevent fraud and identity theft

Here are some everyday ways you can protect yourself from fraud and identity theft.

Credit protection

Make it your top priority to check your credit regularly

Review statements

Check credit card and bank statements regularly

Using ATMs

Be on the lookout for skimmers or bugged keypads

Social Security Number

Only provide it when absolutely necessary

Your mailbox

Retrieve mail ASAP or invest in a locking mailbox

Password Protection

Keep them strong and change them on a regular basis or consider using a password manager

Shred it

Shred all mail and bank documents with your personal info

Sharing information

Be selective with whom you share your personal information

Computer Security

Keep your firewall, antivirus and spyware protection up-to-date

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