How Can You Prevent Identity Theft?
-Protect Social Security number
-Protect financial info
-Safeguard your purse and wallet
-Verify a source before sharing information
-Use caution while on the Internet
-Keep passwords and usernames safe
-Treat trash and mail with caution
-Search name occasionally to make sure you are still you
-Check credit reports
When carrying your purse of wallet only carry what you need, not your social security, birth certificate or passport.
-Be careful what personal info you give out
-Lookout for spyware many websites have pop-ups, error messages, ect.
-Use different usernames and passwords
-Verify sources before sharing info
-Put the truth in Lending Act on your card for unauthorized charges to $50.00 per card
DEBIT AND ATM:
-The Electric Funds Transfer Act provides protection