Consumers be aware of the identity theft epidemic that is happening around us. Thieves only need one single piece of personal information to steal your identity and turn your financial life upside down. With technology advancing every day, it is important to know what you can do to protect yourself before it is too late. Here are some identity theft prevention tips to start following today.
Check your credit report
Is available free once a year with nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
Protect your Social Security number
Do not use your SSN as an identifier at work, school or an your driver’s license.
Create passwords and PINS and change often
Use passwords that are difficult for others to guess but easy for you to remember.
Buy a Shredder
Use to destroy any financial and personal documents before throwing them away.
Be aware of your surroundings
Especially when using an ATM, entering PINs or making credit card purchases.
Contact Mel Foster Insurance for more tips or to inquiry about identity fraud expense reimbursement insurance.