Identity Theft

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Identity theft is a serious crime.  It occurs when your personal information is stolen and used without your knowledge to commit fraud or ohter crimes.  Identity theft can cost you time and money.  It can destroy your credit and ruin your good name.

Deter identity thieves by safeguarding your information.

  • Shred financial documents and paperwork with personal information.
  • Protect your SSN. Don't carry your SSN card in your wallet or write your SSN on a check. 
  • Don't give out personal information on the phone, through the mail, or over the Internet unless you know who you are dealing with.
  • Never click on links sent in unsolicited emails.
  • Don't use an obvious password like your birth date, mother's maiden name, or last four digits of your SSN.
  • Keep your personal information in a secure place.

To comply with the Federal Trade Commission's Red Flag Rules, the City of Sallisaw and the Sallisaw Municipal Authority has established an Identity Theft Program designed to detect, prevent and mitigate instances of potential identity theft. The program adopted is consistent with the utility's mission to mitigate occurences of identity theft that may occur while obtaining, processing and storing customer information used in opening and maintaining customer's accounts.


Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Information

Learn How to Minimize Your Risk of Identity Theft

Better Business Bureau ID Theft