Think you don’t need identity theft protection? Think again.
Identity theft is consistently the number one complaint to the Federal Trade Commission. Rampant data breaches are putting consumers at great risk of identity theft. It can happen to anyone—regardless of your age and income, where you live, or how careful you are.
Restoring your identity on your own can be time-consuming and stressful. After a while, some people give up, leaving them to contend with the aftermath of identity theft for years to come, including fraudulent bills, collections activity, damaged credit and even criminal records.
We Florida Financial is pleased to provide We Protect identity theft detection and recovery services as a checking account benefit. We have partnered with one of the nation’s most trusted names in identity theft protection to provide you with access to a comprehensive suite of services to address fraud caused by identity theft if it happens to you or your family member. These services include:
Fully Managed Identity Fraud Research, Remediation and Recovery
A professional, certified and licensed Recovery Advocate will work on your behalf to restore your identity to pre-event status, for any type of identity fraud you might experience, or even suspect. This service extends to cover you and up to three generations of family! Click here for complete Terms and Conditions.
If you become a victim or suspect you might be a victim of identity fraud for any reason, simply let us know. You do not have to confirm identity fraud before seeking assistance. We will put you in touch with a professional Recovery Advocate who, depending on your identity fraud incident, will:
- Perform research to determine the extent of the problem, including a review of all three credit reports (if appropriate)
- Assist with the placement of fraud alerts with the three major credit bureaus
- Write letters/ make calls on your behalf to dispute fraudulent information
- Coordinate with government agencies, financial institutions, and creditors to resolve incidents
- Work with law enforcement to help to arrest and prosecute the criminals
- Follow up for 12 months after recovery
This service covers all types of identity fraud, even if it is not related to your account with We Florida Financial. Types of identity fraud covered include: credit/debit card fraud, tax fraud, employment fraud, government documents and benefits fraud, medical fraud, and any other identity fraud recognized by the Federal Trade Commission.
Lost Document Replacement
This service provides personalized one-on-one assistance to replace identity credential documents that have been lost, stolen or destroyed in connection with your identity fraud event. For example, if you lose your wallet or your purse is stolen, your Recovery Advocate will help you replace critical documents.
Identity Theft Expense Reimbursement Insurance
You may receive reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses incurred during the identity recovery process up to a maximum of $25,000, including reimbursement for lost wages, attorney’s fees, and other expenses. Click here for Evidence of Coverage.
Entitlement to Credit Monitoring
If you choose to activate this service you will receive alerts of changes to your credit file that could signal identity theft. We can even send the alerts to you in a text message for ease of use and rapid communication. The entitlement is applicable to individuals age 18 and older who have a valid credit file.
You must initiate an easy activation process in order to receive credit monitoring benefits. Beginning August 1, 2016 primary checking account holders can activate no-cost credit monitoring benefits here. Your Enrollment ID is the last two digits of your year of birth, the last four digits of your Social Security number, and the last three digits of your account number. Learn more.
Additional Protection Options
If you're looking for additional protection against identity theft, all We Florida Financial members may purchase an identity fraud package which includes services that may warn of possible identity theft. All packages include Fully Managed Recovery and Lost Document Replacement, plus other identity fraud detection and recovery benefits. Click here to see package options and to subscribe.