Every day, an average of nearly 50 New Yorkers are affected by identity theft. Skilled thieves use items like driver’s licenses or Social Security numbers to open new accounts, write bad checks and obtain loans or cash advances.
In addition to protecting themselves, credit unions have an opportunity and a responsibility to help protect their members from identity theft. By providing information about identifying, preventing and resolving identity theft, credit unions can further their mission of “people helping people.”
The New York Credit Union Foundation (NYCUF) provides credit unions with valuable tools for increasing awareness about identity theft.