PNC Security Center
Personal Finance
Tips to Safely Conduct Personal Business
Additional Resources:
Reporting Suspected Fraud or Identity Theft:
Call us at 1-888-PNC-BANK
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Consider the following pointers when conducting your personal business or making a purchase:
  • Choose to do business with companies you know are reputable, particularly when shopping online.
  • When you fill out a loan or credit application, be sure that the business either shreds these applications or stores them in locked files.
  • Ask businesses what their privacy policies are and how they will use your information.
  • Keep a list of all your credit cards and bank accounts along with their account numbers, expiration dates and credit limits, as well as their respective fraud department phone numbers in a safe place.
  • If your state uses your Social Security Number as your driver's license number, ask to substitute another number.
  • Only provide your Social Security number when necessary - on tax forms and employment records, or for some banking, stock and property transactions, such as account opening. If you are banking on line, make sure you are in a secured area (indicated by https:// in the front of the web address) before entering any personally identifiable information, including, but not limited to your User ID and Password.
  • Don't have your Social Security number printed on checks. Use an alternate number if needed.