How to Fight Identity Theft

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IdentityTheft

Identity theft is no laughing matter, and for most victims, it can take years to recover from it.  Here are some best practices to use to safeguard yourself from identity thieves.

Physical Security

Here are six tips you can physically do that can help protect you from identity theft.

  1. Paying Bills: Never leave paid bills in your mailbox for the mail carrier to pick up.  Drop them off at a post office box, or better yet, use Online Bill Pay.
  2. Shoulder-Surfers: Be sure to pay attention to those around you when using your debit card.  At ATMs and point of sale terminals, thieves will stand close enough to see PIN numbers punched in by users.
  3. Credit Card Receipts: Mind those credit card receipts.  Some credit card receipts may still list full account numbers and expiration dates.  Put the charge slip copies in a safe spot until…

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Support Battle of The Bridge Fundraiser

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Battle of the Bridge

American Trust Bank is proud to announce that it will host a tailgating themed fundraising event on Thursday, August 28th, the day before Lenoir City High School and Loudon High School square off at the annual Battle of the Bridge Football Game.  The fundraiser will help the Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County.  The event will be held at the Bank’s Lenoir City office at 256 Medical Park Drive and will last from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. 

Battle of the Bridge Trophy“Last year, I had the honor of creating a new trophy for the Battle of the Bridge, and I wanted to do something big this year to help with the event,” stated John Evans, Vice President of American Trust Bank.  “I spoke to our Branch Manager, Sandra Watts, and she came up with the idea of hosting a fundraising event that would include a cookout, a silent…

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