Act Quickly If You Suspect Identity Theft
If you suspect you are a victim of identity theft, immediately:
- File a police report with your local police department and make note of the case number.
- Contact Us to start the process of securing your OppenheimerFunds accounts (be sure to include the police report case number, approximately when the theft occurred, and a brief explanation of what information was compromised).
- File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.
If you suspect that you've been sent a fraudulent email, please forward it to us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: This email address is exclusively for messages related to suspected email fraud. Please do not use this email address to send us general questions about your account(s). For general inquiries, here's how to contact us.
OppenheimerFunds Privacy Measures
Here are some of the ways we strive to keep your information safe:
- We secure all transactions using SSL and 256-bit encryption
- We do not send any personal account information in any non-secure emails
- We will never send you an unsolicited email that requests your personal information
Help Prevent Identity Theft
The Internet allows you to handle many important financial transactions with greater ease and from just about anywhere. But this financial freedom also presents more opportunities for fraudulent persons to try to access your accounts. Thus, it's important for you to take steps to help safeguard your information.
Identity theft and fraud are crimes where a person deceptively gets a hold of another individual's personal information, usually to attempt to steal money or establish lines of credit under the victim's name. In the U.S., this type of illegal activity is estimated to cost individuals and businesses over $50 billion per year. This does not include the time and headaches individuals may experience in correcting their credit records and dealing with the other fallout from being a victim of identity theft.
One way thieves may attempt to electronically obtain important personal and financial information from individuals is Phishing, an online scam involving fraudulent email messages asking for confidential information such as passwords or account numbers.
OppenheimerFunds will NOT send you an email requesting personal information, unless you initiated correspondence, and then we will only request you to submit that information via our secure link on our website at oppenheimerfunds.com. If you ever get an email that appears to be from OppenheimerFunds and is requesting any of your personal information, please do not respond; instead contact us at email@example.com.
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