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Protect your Identity

Webroot SecureAnywhere Identity Shield – keep your sensitive information private while shopping, banking and conducting business online for free.
Online Security - learn more about safeguarding your financial accounts
Place a security freeze on your credit report
Protect yourself against identity theft
Free Online Identity Risk Calculator - measures exposure to potential internet-borne threats tied to internet usage

Protect your Business

Corporate account takeovers - learn more about protecting your business from fraud
Information on cyber-security for Small Business


FDIC Special Alerts - Timely information on current security issues - General information from the FDIC about how to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud - Information from the Federal Trade Commission to help you avoid identity theft and take action if your identity is stolen

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If you have received a suspicious e-mail:

Cole Taylor Bank will never request personal financial information via email. We advise our customers never to respond to unsolicited requests for personal financial information such as your Social Security Number or financial account numbers, regardless of whether such requests are made via telephone, mail, or e-mail. Be wary of emails containing links to authentic-looking web sites that ask for sensitive or identifying financial information.

Should you receive any e-mails requesting personal information, such as user IDs, passwords and security question information, please delete the email without responding. If you have any questions or feel you have been a victim of a "phishing" e-mail scam using Cole Taylor Bank web services, contact the Customer Service Center at 847-653-7978.

Report Phishing Here

If you think you are a victim of fraud:

If you're worried that your Cole Taylor Bank account might have been inadvertently compromised, it's important you speak with us immediately. The sooner we know what's happened, the sooner we can begin helping you. Please call us now.

This includes:

  • Credit or Debit Card #
  • PII (Personal Identifiable Information) – such as Social Security or Tax ID #
  • Cole Taylor Online logon information – User ID's or passwords

Security Alerts

01/13/14: It's Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week!

12/22/13: FBI warns of new "man-in-the-email" scheme affecting businesses

LEARN MORE about recent activity related to Phishing, fraudulent websites, and other security alerts.

Cole Taylor Bank Banking Centers

Loop 20 S. Clark St.
North 1965 N. Milwaukee
South 1542 W. 47th St.

5501 W. 79th St.

3 Yorktown Center

9550 West Higgins Road

4400 W. Oakton St.
4801 W. Golf Road

350 E. Dundee Rd.