10 Ways of Reducing the Risk of Identity Theft

1- Check your credit report regularly

2- Secure personal information in your home, especially if you have roommates, employ outside help, or are having work done in your home.

3- minimize the amount of information someone can steal, do not carry extra credit cards, your Social Security card, birth certificate or passport in your wallet or purse, except when needed. Always store your wallet in a safe place.

4- Make sure you have a locked mailbox, post office box or commercial mailbox service. When you are away from home for an extended time, have your mail held at the Post Office, or ask someone you trust to pick it up.

5- Pickup new checks at the bank. Do not have them mailed to your home.

6- Reduce the number of credit cards you actively use to a minimum.

7- Cancel unused bank or credit accounts.

8- Keep a photocopy of all your credit cards, bank accounts, and investments.

9- Never give out your SSN, credit card number or other personal information unless you are sure the source is secure.

10- Do not throw out your credit card receipts in public places always take receipts with you.

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