Protect yourself from ID theft

By |2016-12-19T20:02:45-05:00July 11th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |


What’s the best way to minimize your risk of becoming an identity theft victim?

There’s not a lot you can do to stop or prevent identity theft. However, there are some steps to take which will decrease your risk.

  • Don’t give out your Social Security Number unnecessarily.
  • Use a cross-cut shredder to dispose of documents with personal information.
  • Place outgoing mail in collection boxes or the U.S. Post Office.
  • Review bank and credit card statements carefully.
  • Be very careful how you password protect you financial accounts online. A strong password should be more than eight characters in length, and contain both capital letters and at least one numeric or other non alphabetical character. […]