Protection from Identity Theft

Ways to protect yourself and agencies to help you.

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Independent Ways to Protect Yourself

-Shred/destroy private records and statements

-Secure mail

-Keep Social Security number safe

-Don't leave paper trail (receipts)

-Keep credit card in sight

-Be aware of who you are in business with

-Get name off of the marketers' hit lists

-Don't give out personal information easily

-Check over credit report

-Review credit card statements closely

Agencies to Help

Do-Not-Call registry

Federal Trade Commission

United States Department of Justice

United States Postal Inspection Services

The United States Secret Service

Internet Crime Complaint Center

Office to Victims of Crime

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Social Security Administration