The fact of the matter is – becoming a victim of identity theft is not a question of if, but of when…Understanding this simple fact is the first step to minimizing your risk. Having protection to alert you at the earliest stages – along with powerful resources to immediately combat the theft are critical.
Minimize your risk of becoming a victim by increasing your awareness of how your day-to-day activities put you at risk. Deter thieves by safeguarding your information.
- Monitor your credit – so you know right away when you are a victim.
- Get protected so that when you do become a victim, all the restoration is done for you, allowing you to save your time and money for more important things. Learn more
- Shred financial documents and paperwork with personal information before you discard them. In other words, shred anything that has a signature, account number, social security number, or medical or legal information (plus credit offers).
- Protect your Social security number. Don’t carry your Social Security card in your wallet or write your social security number on a check. Give it out only if absolutely necessary or ask to use another identifier.
- Don’t give out personal information on the phone, through the mail, or over the Internet unless you know who you are dealing with.
- Never click on links to be sent in unsolicited emails; instead type in a web address you know. Use firewalls, anti-spyware, and anti-virus software to protect your home computer; keep them up to date.
- Don’t use and obvious password like your birth date your mother’s maiden name, or the last four digits of your Social Security number.
- Keep your personal information in a secure place at home, especially if you have a roommate, employ outside help, or are having work done on your house.
- Opt out of pre-screened credit offers and telemarketing call lists.
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Identity Theft is the only crime where the suspect is presumed innocent before proven guilty, and the victim is guilty until found innocent.
-Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
This makes it very difficult for you, as victim, to recover. As a victim of identity theft you can be refused loans for education, housing, or cars; lose out on job opportunities – even get arrested for a crime you didn’t commit. Protect yourself now before it is too late.
Monitor. Protect. Restore.