Identity Theft

A little more information on the things you thought you knew about.

What is Identity Theft?

  • Identity theft is when someone pretends to be you by stealing your information, which could includes: your social security number, your credit card, your address, etc.

What could the thief do with your information?

  • Ruin your credit
  • Buy credit cards
  • Take out money
  • Get medical care
  • Pretend to be you & so much more

How Can you Prevent Identity theft?

  • Watch your personal belongings
  • Be careful where you purchase items with your credit or debit cards.
  • Do NOT tell anyone your pin number or any personal information.  
  • Make your  passwords hard for any one to guess.
  • Shop only on secure websites.
  • Have a security program on your computer.
  • Shred papers!
  • Don't give out your social security number.
  • Check your credit.

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