External Resources

The following sites provide excellent resources about privacy and security. These sites are not associated with First Hope Bank. Clicking the links below will take you away from the First Hope Bank website.


Federal Trade Commission - The FTC is a federal agency committed to consumer protection.


FTC's Identity Theft Website - A one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.


FDIC Consumer Information - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation quick links for consumers.


Identity Theft Prevention and Survival - Information on a book about identity theft.


Identity Theft Resource Center - A nonprofit, nationally respected organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding and prevention of identity theft.


U.S. Department of Justice's Identity Theft Website


National Fraud Information Center - The NFIC was originally established by the National Consumers League to fight the growing menace of telemarketing and internet fraud by improving prevention and enforcement.


OnGuard Online - Provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.


National Cyber Security Alliance - The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is a public-private partnership focused on promoting cyber security and safe behavior online.


www.fakechecks.org - The Alliance for Consumer Fraud Awareness (ACFA), a private-public initiative spearheaded by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, has supported the creation of this Web site, which consumers can visit to educate themselves on check scams and learn why, if the offer looks too good to be true, it probably is.


Anti-Phishing Working Group - The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is the global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing, pharming and email spoofing of all types.


Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion - The three nationwide consumer credit reporting agencies.


AnnualCreditReport.com - Fight identity theft by monitoring and reviewing your credit report. By law, you may request one free credit report annually from each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting agencies.


DMA Telephone Preference Service - Reduce the number of telephone solicitations you receive from many national marketers.


DMA Mail Preference Service - Remove your name from many national direct mail lists.


DMA E-mail Preference Service - Remove your name from many national commercial e-mail lists.


Consumer Sentinel - See how law enforcement all over the world work together to fight fraud, using Consumer Sentinel, an innovative, international law enforcement fraud-fighting program.


Microsoft Security At Home - Microsoft has a site committed to providing you easy steps and resources to secure your computer at home.


Credit, ATM and Debit Cards: What to Do If They're Lost or Stolen - A consumer publication from the FTC.