Identity Theft

What To Do If Your Identity Is Taken
How To Keep Yourself Safe

How To Keep Your Identity Safe Online:

  • Do not share anything!
  • Use social networking with extreme care. Share information with only people you know and do not accept friend requests from strangers.
  • Guard your credit card information.
  • Only buy from companies that you know are reliable and safe.
  • Create hard passwords that are hard to guess.
  • When leaving a site, make sure you are completely logged off before exiting.
  • Do not store personal or financial information on your computer.
  • Install security software to keep your information protected.

How To Know If Your Identity Is Taken:

  • Read your bills/ account statements. Watch out for:
  1. Things you did not buy.
  2. Withdrawals that were not made by you.
  3. An unsuspected address change.
  4. Decrease in regular bills.

How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft In General:

  • Watch your wallet.
  • Be careful with your credit or debit card.
  • Do not tell people your PIN number.

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