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  • More Identity Theft Tips

    Posted on July 15th, 2008 NewSunSEO 1 comment

    Identity Theft has become an important topic around where I live lately as there has been a string of reports where people have had their bank accounts cleaned out thanks to some thieves. You can never be too cautious when it comes to your personal and financial information. Here are a few more quick tips and reminders to help prevent you from becoming a victim:

    • Shred pre-approved credit card offers, bills, canceled checks, bank statements, and other documents that contain personal or financial information before putting them in the trash. If you have a lot of this information to shred (business owners) hiring a shredding company to come to you and shred everything is such a great way to make sure that your confidential data is protected.
    • When using an ATM, make sure nobody can see the numbers you punch in. If somebody is behind you, shield your hand when entering information.
    • Don’t carry your PIN numbers with you, and never give your PIN to another person.
    • Never give out your credit card number to anyone who calls you unsolicited.
    • Guard your Social Security number. Don’t give it out to salesmen, vendors, or others who have no legal need for it.
    • Don’t carry your Social Security card with you.
    • Don’t use your mother’s maiden name, your birth date, or the last four digits of your Social Security number as a password on credit card or bank accounts. This information is too easy to obtain and can be used by thieves to access your accounts.
    • Use a locked mailbox to prevent checks, credit card offers, and other financial information from being stolen.
     

    One response to “More Identity Theft Tips”

    1. Hi my name is Jane Wayne and I was an Identity Theft victim last year. I think all the recomendations written above to prevent yourself from having your identity stolen are very good, but i also think that the best way for all of us to protect ourselves is by joining a company that can do all that for you. When this happened to me, I decided to become a member of SHIELDSAFE.COM, which is and identity theft protection company that has 30 years of experience in law enforcement. This company offers benefits and services that are really good and at a very reasonable price.

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