fraud and identity threat
Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft. The four ways to protect your information are:
Please be advised that fraudulent postcards have been sent in the past to people around the country from “H.W.C.”, “Mortgage Protection Services” and similar agencies.
The mailers ask recipients to call a toll-free number regarding an important matter with their mortgage or loan. These may appear to be from SouthStar Bank and other loan institutions, however, this is a fraudulent attempt to collect personal information. DO NOT CALL. As it states on the postcard, “H.W.C.” is not affiliated with SouthStar Bank in any way and no loan information has been provided to them.
If you have recently purchased or refinanced your home, expect to get multiple offers from companies selling mortgage protection insurance. Many of these offers are potential scams. The scammers use publicly available loan data to contact potential victims. The scammers will attempt to obtain your personal information in order to commit identity theft. This post card is one example, but this type of fraud attempt may also come in other formats.