Prevent Identity Theft

Steps you can take to protect against fraud.

Protect your good name — and your good credit.

When someone steals your good name to commit fraud, it’s called Identity Theft. It involves using another person's name and information to obtain credit, steal money from existing accounts, or apply for loans (that you could be held responsible for). Some estimates show that nearly a million people have their identities stolen every year — a frightening statistic that costs consumers billions of dollars.

Although no one is completely immune, you can take action to avoid having your identity stolen.


More about security.

How we protect you online


We ask additional security questions if our system detects unusual online behavior.


Secure sockets layer (SSL) and transport layer security (TLS) technology encrypts online data.

EV Certificate

The Extended Validation (EV) certificate shows you're at a valid Golden 1 website, not a fraudulent lookalike site.

We do not knowingly market to or solicit information from children under 13, nor do we post offensive material that is harmful to children. We recognize that protecting children's identities and privacy online is important and that the responsibility to do so rests with both the online industry and with parents. We encourage parents and legal guardians to supervise the activities of children when using websites. We are not responsible for the data collection and use practices of nonaffiliated third parties to which our websites may link.