U.S. Bank Participates in National Protect Your Identity Week October 20 –
October 27, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS -- October 18, 2012
U.S. Bank is participating in National Protect Your Identity Week (PYIW). This
nationwide event takes place October 20 through October 27, 2012. The theme
for this year’s Protect Your Identity Week is “Identity Theft Protection on
According to the Federal Trade Commission, the fastest growing crime in
America today is identity theft. Nearly 25 million Americans fall victim to
fraud and identity theft annually, with the financial toll near $50 billion.
The best way for consumers to protect themselves from identity theft is to
learn about it and take precautions.
“U.S. Bank is a supporter of identity theft education and prevention efforts,
and our branches across the company’s 25 state retail footprint are
participating in PYIW through various activities,” said Erica Opstad, vice
president and manager of U.S. Bank’s Office of Corporate Citizenship &
Financial Education. “Customers who visit a U.S. Bank branch can ask for
information on identity theft protection. Some branches will be hosting free
document shredding, seminars for senior citizens or identity theft prevention
workshops. Anyone can go online and visit U.S. Bank’s YouTube page at
www.youtube.com/usbank and watch ‘TMI: Tami’s Adventures in Online and
Personal Security,’ a series of one minute videos featuring Tami, who shows
viewers what NOT to do when trying to protect their identity.”
Other organizations participating in PYIW include AllClear ID, the PYIW 2012
presenting sponsor; the Jump$tart Coalition, National Sheriff’s Association
and National Association of Triads, Incorporated.
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 $352 billion in assets as of
September 30, 2012, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association,
the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates
3,086 banking offices in 25 states and 5,080 ATMs and provides a comprehensive
line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment
services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp and
its employees are dedicated to improving the communities they serve, for which
the company earned the 2011 Spirit of America Award, the highest honor
bestowed on a company by United Way. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733
U.S. Bank Public Relations
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