Identity Theft Recovery

At Bell Bank, every personal checking customer is automatically covered if you become a victim of identity theft. We know this is an important issue for our customers, and we are pleased to offer you some peace of mind.


How FREE Identity Theft Recovery Works

  • It starts when you call us to report any type of suspected identity theft such as fraudulent use of your name, Social Security number, bank account, any credit/debit card, or other identifying information.
  • A FREE Personal Recovery Advocate assigned to you will manage your recovery plan—and contact banks, credit card companies and agencies such as the DMV, Social Security and the U.S. Post Office for you.
  • FREE Identity Theft Expense Reimbursement Insurance will cover expenses up to $10,000.*
  • Your Advocate will continue to work on your behalf for as long as it takes to recover your good name.


Additional Resources

For more tips on how you can avoid identity theft and fraud, read our Security page.


Terms & Conditions of Group Identity Theft Recovery Services

  1. The Group Identity Theft Recovery Services (“Services”) are offered through a group services agreement between the sponsoring financial
    institution (“Program Sponsor”) and NXG Strategies, LLC (“NXG”), and are extended to consumers through ownership of one or more covered
    accounts that meet the requirements established by the Program Sponsor for eligibility for the Services (“Eligibility Requirement”). Consumers
    whose account or accounts meet the Eligibility Requirement are “Eligible Consumers”, and together with eligible family members described as
    3G Family below, if applicable, are collectively referred to as “Group Members”. Additional information about the Services and the Eligibility
    Requirement can be found at the Program Sponsor’s website.
  2. “3G Family” is defined as the Eligible Consumer, and his/her spouse or domestic partner, dependents in the household up to age 25, other
    IRS-qualified dependents in the household, and parents living at the same address as the Eligible Consumer, or living in hospice, assisted living,
    or nursing home. Group Members are eligible for the Services for up to 12 months after death.
  3. Access to the Services begins when the Eligible Consumer’s account first meets the Eligibility Requirement, and ends when the Eligible
    Consumer’s account no longer meets the Eligibility Requirement or when Program Sponsor terminates the Services, whichever occurs first
    (“Benefits Period”). The Services are only available to U.S. citizens, living in the United States or living abroad, and legal residents of the United
    States. The Services are performed with agencies and institutions in the United States, or territories where U.S. law applies. If a Group
    Member does not have a U.S. Social Security number or United States residence address, the Services may not be available.
  4. The Services are non-transferable and non-cancelable by the Group Member and have no cash equivalent. There is no fee for the Services to
    the Group Member, whether accessed by the Group Member or not; however, the covered account to which the Eligibility Requirement is
    attached may have a fee unrelated to the Services, based on the provisions of the account/service agreement that the Eligible Consumer has
    with the Program Sponsor.
  5. NXG utilizes one or more providers to deliver the Services to Group Members (“Service Providers”). NXG, FOR ITSELF AND ITS SERVICE
    PROVIDERS, MAKES NO EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR GUARANTEES IN CONNECTION WITH THE
    SERVICES, RELATING TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED
    OR PRESENTED IN THE SERVICES, NOR IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, COURSE OF USAGE, OR
    OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SERVICE OR SOLUTION. NXG DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES SHALL OPERATE ERROR-FREE
    OR UNINTERRUPTED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICES, AND ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL
    CONTAINED OR PRESENTED THROUGH THE SERVICES, ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WHERE-IS” BASIS WITH
    NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. NXG DOES
    NOT OFFER ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND REGARDING THIRD PARTY DATA, SOFTWARE, SYSTEMS OR OTHER TECHNOLOGY.
  6. Fully Managed Identity Theft Recovery. The Services provide professionals (“Recovery Advocates”) to manage the detection, investigation,
    and remediation of incidents of identity fraud caused by Identity Theft. “Identity Theft” is defined as fraud that involves the use of any
    combination of a Group Member’s name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, bank or credit/debit card account number, or other
    identifying information without the knowledge of the Group Member, and such information is used to commit fraud or other crimes. Only
    Identity Theft incidents that are discovered and reported during the Benefits Period will be covered by the Services. The successful completion
    of the Services described herein depends on the cooperation of the Group Member. If it is deemed that the Group Member is committing
    fraud or other illegal acts, making untrue statements, or failing to perform his/her responsibilities as part of the Services, or has obtained the
    Services knowingly without meeting the Eligibility Requirement the Services may be withheld or terminated. The Services will not be refused
    or terminated due to the complexity of an identity theft case. THE SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE CREDIT COUNSELING OR REPAIR TO CREDIT NOT
    AFFECTED BY FRAUD OR IDENTITY THEFT. For the purpose of this part of the Services, Group Members include all named account holders who
    meet the Program Sponsor’s Eligibility Requirement, and each Eligible Consumer’s 3G Family. While the Services may assist the Group
    Member in seeking reimbursement for funds stolen in the Identity Theft incident, and/or providing assistance for filing a claim for insurance, if
    applicable, it does not provide a guarantee of reimbursement for financial losses of any kind arising from the Identity Theft incident.
  7. Identity Theft Expense Reimbursement Insurance. The Services include reimbursement for expenses incurred in identity theft recovery up to
    the limit of $10,000 for Eligible Consumers and qualifying family members. Identity theft expense reimbursement insurance is underwritten by
    Lyndon Southern Insurance Company, a member of the Fortegra family of companies. The information provided is a program summary. Please
    refer to the Identity Theft Expense Reimbursement Evidence of Coverage forms for additional information including details of benefits, specific
    exclusions, terms, conditions and limitations of coverage. Coverage is currently not available to residents of the state of New York and may not
    be available in other U.S. territories or jurisdictions in the future. More information can be found at the Program Sponsor’s website.
  8. To access the Services, Group Members can consult the website of the Program Sponsor or contact the local branch office of the Program
    Sponsor.

* Insurance underwritten by Lyndon Southern Insurance Company. Click here to view complete coverage information.