Thomas Township

Identity Theft is a serious crime.  People whose identities have been stolen can spend months or years – and thousands of dollars – cleaning up the mess the thieves have made of a good name and credit record.  In the meantime, victims of identity theft may lose job opportunities, be refused loans for education, housing or cars and even get arrested for crimes they did not commit.  Humiliation, anger and frustration are among the feelings victims experience as they navigate the process of rescuing their identity.

TIPS FOR PREVENTING IDENTITY THEFT/FRAUD

Keep disclosure of key identity information at a minimum.

Minimize the amount of personal information a thief can steal.

Do not carry extra credit cards, a Social Security card, birth certificate or your passport.

Cancel all unused credit cards.  Their account numbers are still available in your credit report.

Keep a list of all credit card numbers and expiration dates so you can contact creditors quickly.

Never give a card number or other information over the phone.

Take ATM, credit card and other receipts with you and either save them in a safe place or destroy them.

Shred or tear up pre-approved credit card offers you do not accept

Do not keep your pin number in your wallet.

Do not print your Social Security number on your checks or give it out unless absolutely necessary.  Social Security numbers are the prime targets of criminals.

If you feel you have become the victim of identity theft, act immediately.  Report the crime to police, credit card issuers and your bank.

The FTC has developed an excellent video on identiy theft – just click to watch – Identity Theft Video

Credit Reporting Agencies

  • Equifax                     800-525-6285  or online at www.equifax.com
  • Experian                   800-682-7654  or online at www.experian.com
  • TransUnion             800-680-7289  or online at www.transunion.com

In order to track identity theft, a report should also be filed with the United States Consumer Affairs Department at www.consumer.gov/idtheft/

It is further recommended that you check your credit report at least once a year.  This can be done online at www.annualcreditreport.com (or call toll-free 1-877-322-8228).

 

 

 

Contact Us

Monday – Friday
8am-5pm

249 North Miller Road
Saginaw, MI 48609-4896

PHONE: 781-0150

FAX: 989-781-0290

Online Payments

Pay utilities and property tax

This is a new system look for the links on the left sidebar when you follow the link.

Community Calendar

February 2020
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
January 26, 2020January 27, 2020

Category: Community EventsParks Commission Meeting

Parks Commission Meeting
January 28, 2020January 29, 2020January 30, 2020January 31, 2020February 1, 2020
February 2, 2020February 3, 2020

Category: Community EventsBoard Meeting

Board Meeting
February 4, 2020February 5, 2020February 6, 2020February 7, 2020February 8, 2020
February 9, 2020February 10, 2020February 11, 2020

Category: Community EventsZoning Board of Appeals (if needed)

Zoning Board of Appeals (if needed)
February 12, 2020February 13, 2020February 14, 2020February 15, 2020
February 16, 2020February 17, 2020

Category: Community EventsOffice Closed

Office Closed
February 18, 2020February 19, 2020

Category: Community EventsPlanning Commission Meeting

Planning Commission Meeting
February 20, 2020February 21, 2020February 22, 2020
February 23, 2020February 24, 2020

Category: Community EventsParks Commission Meeting

Parks Commission Meeting
February 25, 2020February 26, 2020February 27, 2020February 28, 2020February 29, 2020

Change Text Size

Subscribe by text message!

We send out SMS updates when we publish a new post. Enter your details below to subscribe.






In your normal local format.

Free SMS Notifications powered by Clockwork SMS.