Department Office Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
We are located in McSpedon
2nd floor, Room 201
Our phone number is 914.633.2497
You may request a free copy of your credit report from each of the three credit reporting agencies once every year from AnnualCreditReport.com. We suggest that you request a free credit report from one of the agencies every 4 months. In this way, you can be aware of the information on your report and monitor the report regularly.
For more information, go to www.annualcreditreport.com, or contact the credit reporting agencies directly. If you have been denied credit, you have the right to a free copy of the credit report used in the decision within 60 days of the denial from the appropriate credit reporting agency.
Some factors that can negatively affect your credit score are:
For more information on credit scoring, contact Fair Isaac Company (FICO) at www.fairisaac.com to learn more about FICO credit scores.
You should also document all communications with your lender or other financial institutions. Remember to write down the date of contact and the name of the representative you speak with when calling, so that you can refer to the call later on if necessary.
Identity thieves will use your name, address, Social Security Number (SSN), or your bank or credit card numbers. They might illegally obtain your personal information by going through your trash, taking your personal property, stealing your mail, re-directing your mail to another address, or using personal information they find about you on the Internet.
After they have your information, identity thieves can take your money, charge new purchases to your accounts, open new accounts under your name, take out loans, and even use your name if they're arrested.
Here are some of the warning signs that you may be a victim of identity theft:
The police report will help for insurance and legal purposes and a creditor may want a copy. The complaint you file with the FTC will allow them to track occurrences and help them with record keeping. You should also document all contacts you have regarding the situation and obtain legal counsel, if needed. You may get to the point where you'll want to take legal action.
Guard your Personal Information
Opt Out of Credit Offers
Call 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688) or go to OptOutPrescreen.com to get out of pre-approved credit card solicitations. Doing so will reduce the chances that someone else will get hold of a solicitation that was mailed to you and use it for fraudulent purposes.
Scholarship Telemarketing Fraud Scheme Alert
This following information is from the U.S. Department of Education website.
The Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Education has become aware of a potential fraud scheme involving persons claiming to represent the U.S. Department of Education who are calling students and offering them scholarships or grants. These callers request a bank or credit card account number saying the information will be used to charge a $249 processing fee. The Department of Education does not charge a processing fee to obtain federal education grants. DO NOT give your financial information to individuals making these claims! If you receive one of these calls, please contact the Office of Inspector General immediately (step 3). If you have provided bank or credit card information to the callers, you should take the following steps:
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Iona College is pleased to announce that a new Citibank ATM has been installed on the ground floor of the LaPenta Student Union Building, outside of the vending area. If you are a Citibank account holder there is no charge for using this ATM. Non-Citibank account holders will be charged a $2.00 per transaction fee by Citibank and any applicable fee assessed by their banking institution.