IDENTITY THEFT

WAYS TO HELP BY: WESLEY SMITH

WHAT IS IDENTITY THEFT?

IDENTITY THEFT IS TAKING ONES IDENTITY AND USING IT AS YOUR OWN.


HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM IDENTITY THEFT

  • shred all of your paid bills or documents you dont need
  • be careful of "dumpster diving"
  • get all of your checks delivered to your bank and not to your house

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR IDENTITY IS STOLEN

  • IMMEDIATLY call your banks and insurance places and get your stuff turned OFF!
  • go threw all off your papers and see what is missing FAST


HOW SOMEONE MAY HAVE GOTTEN YOUR IDENTITY

  • DUMPSTER DIVING IS A WAY PEOPLE CAN STEAL YOUR IDENTITY IF YOU DONT SHRED WHAT YOU THROW AWAY
  • THEY CAN ALSO STEAL ANY CHECKS YOU HAVE GOTTEN IF THE COME DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOUSE.
  • THEY CAN ALWAYS LOOK THROUGH YOUR RECORDS IF THEY CAN FIGURE OUT YOUR NAME.

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