Identity Theft Protection

Ashley Shoemaker

What is identity theft?

The fraudulent acquisition and use of a person's private identifying information, usually for financial gain.

How to prevent it?

  • Choose good passwords and PINs
  • Protect your computer
  • Beware of scams
  • Don't accidentally on-sell or give away your identity details
  • Try and use credit cards if possible
  • When shopping online, be careful giving websites information

What to do if your identity has ALREADY been stolen:

Step 1: File a police report and alert the proper authorities to ensure all necessary steps are taken to limit your liability.

Step 2: Alert your credit card issuers and tell your bank

Step 3: Cancel stolen cards