MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2013--
U.S. Bank is helping its customers and other consumers protect their
identity by participating in the annual National Protect Your Identity
Week (PYIW). This event takes place through October 26.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft is the
fastest-growing crime in America today. Nearly 25 million Americans fall
victim to fraud and identity theft every year, with the financial toll
near $50 billion. The best way for consumers to protect themselves from
identity theft is to educate themselves and take precautions, such as
shredding documents that contain personal or otherwise sensitive data.
“U.S. Bank is participating in PYIW at its branches all across the
country through a variety of free activities including seminars for
senior citizens, and providing information about identity theft
protection to customers who visit our bank locations,” said Erica
Opstad, vice president and manager of U.S. Bank’s Office of Corporate
Citizenship & Financial Education. “Some branches will be hosting
identity theft prevention workshops for people of all ages as well as
free document shredding.”
Consumers can visit U.S. Bank’s YouTube page at www.youtube.com/usbank
and watch ‘TMI: Tami’s Adventures in Online and Personal Security.’ This
series of one minute videos feature Tami, who shows viewers what NOT to
do when trying to protect their identity.
To learn more about U.S. Bank's latest efforts with online security and
fraud prevention, visit www.usbank.com/security.
About U.S. Bank
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB),
with $361 billion in assets as of September 30, 2013, is the parent
company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United
States. The Company operates 3,088 banking offices in 25 states and
4,937 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage,
insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to
consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
Source: U.S. Bank
U.S. Bank Public Relations
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733