As you may know, millions of U.S. consumers’ information was exposed as a result of the recent Equifax data breach. Although this was not a breach of Columbia Bank’s systems, we understand this incident’s affects are far reaching and we want to help protect you. Please reference the recommendations below to verify if you were impacted, and proactively take steps to protect yourself in cybersecurity situations like these.
Please be vigilant in reviewing your account statements and credit reports, and immediately report any unauthorized activity to the appropriate financial institutions. We also recommend monitoring personal information and visiting the Federal Trade Commission’s website, www.ftc.gov/idtheft, to obtain information about steps you can take to better protect against identity theft, as well as information about fraud alerts and security freezes.
Here are some additional steps to take to protect yourself:
Columbia Bank offers several security features to help keep your information secure.
Learn more about the breach from the Federal Trade Commission and how to protect yourself.
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