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Reporting Fraud


The sooner you report fraud or identity theft, the faster First Reliance Bank, other financial institutions and the authorities can take steps to assist you.  If you become a victim of fraud, do the following:

  • Call First Reliance Bank and let us know your identity has been compromised or stolen.
  • Call any other financial institution(s) you deal with and make them aware of the situation.
  • Call your credit card companies and ask that access to your accounts be restricted.  Open new accounts if necessary.
  • Check through your personal documents to determine what items are missing.
  • If checks are missing from your checkbook, issue stop payments on each missing check.
  • If your driver’s license is stolen, call your local Department of Motor Vehicles office.
  • If your Social Security Card is stolen, call the Social Security Administration.
  • Ask to have your account numbers, PINs, and passwords changed immediately.
  • Ask your bank, brokerage firms and credit card companies to review transactions on all of your accounts.
  • File a report with the police and get a copy of it for your records.
  • Document what happened when and with whom you spoke.

If you have any questions or concerns about fraud or identity theft, call First Reliance Bank at 888-543.5510.