Verifying your account information is the best way for your financial institution to verify who you are, and to make sure your account information is safe. It also puts checks in place so that anyone trying to steal your identity would need various types of information---including passwords, birthday, social security number and perhaps even the name of your employer or the last amount that was deposited or paid on your account.
Things You'll Need
- Account number
- Knowledge of your birthday, social security number & password
How to Verify Account Information
Call your financial institution and provide them with your name, and if possible your account number. If your account number is not known, they may require additional information.
Verify your name and address with the telephone operator.
Verify your date of birth with the telephone operator.
Verify the last four digits of your social security number. Try not to give out your entire social security number over the phone, as it is not needed and the operator will not have access to the full social security number. They will only be able to see the last four digits.
Verify your password or pin number to your account.
Verify the last amount of money that was deposited into the account, or they may want to know what the last withdrawal amount was.
Tips & Warnings
- Be very careful when giving out your information. You should never give out all of your information, especially your social security number. Remember that you should only be required to reveal your last four digits, and not your entire social security number.