10 Tips to Prevent ID Theft
- Review all purchases made with your debit and credit cards regularly.
- Set a reminder to check your free credit report and look for unrecognized accounts and activity every 3 - 4 months at annualcreditreport.com.
- Make sure you have a password on your phone or any other mobile devices that store your personal information or contacts.
- Use a unique password for each online account in your name and make sure to change your passwords at least once annually.
- Don’t share your social security number with service providers, businesses and others, unless it is required. Always ask if there is another form of identification accepted.
- Do not carry all of your credit cards in your wallet; only carry those that are essential.
- Store your social security card at home in a safe place, not in your wallet.
- Opt out of prescreened offers to eliminate receiving them via mail at optoutprescreen.com.
- Shred all documents that contain personal information, including receipts, bills, tax information, credit card offers, insurance information and financial statements.
- Attend our free ID theft prevention workshop Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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