Identity Theft  

Ways to help prevent this from happening to you:


  • At home:
    • keep your financial records, Social Security and Medicare cards in a safe place
    • shred papers with any person information on it.
    • get your mail everyday
  • As you do business:
    • only give your Social Security number if you have to. Always ask if you can somehow else prove your identity.
    • don't give your personal information to someone who you don't know
  • On the computer:
    • use bazaar passwords with numbers and symbols.
    • always keep your person information hidden
    • use a secure network

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