Tips to Prevent Identity Theft

Below is a list of tips to follow to avoid identity theft:

1. Don’t give out your social security number unless you initiate the contact.
2. Don’t put your social security number on your checks or driver’s license.
3. Shred trash with any sensitive information.
4. Don’t carry your social security card on you.
5. Only carry the credit cards and documents you need on a daily basis.
6. Use virus protection and a firewall for your computer.
7. Check bank statements and credit card statements regularly.
8. Check your credit report once a year.

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