Identity Theft

How are you protecting yourself???

Knowing what it is and how to protect yourself!

Identity theft occurs when someone wrongfully acquires and uses a consumer's personal identification, credit, or account information. You can protect yourself by protecting your social security number, financial info, guard your purse and wallet. Do not carry around your social security card or number, birth certificate, or passports. Close unwanted accounts and change passwords to sites often also, do not use the same password for more than one site.

Credit Cards and ATM receipts

How to keep imprtant things safe:

To keep your credit card and ATM receipts safe you should keep them in a safe folder. You should keep these in a locked file cabinet or safe box. Some people like to keep their receipts so they can make sure their credit reports are correct. This is a good idea so you can match up everything you got over the year and will help you identify if someone else is using your bank account that you do not know about.

Secure your web!!

You should always make sure you are on a secure site. Site's that have a lot of pop up windows are not very secure and you probably shouldn't be on them! When shopping online use a credit card instead of a debit card. This is to protect your pin number along with your personal money that you put into your bank account.
Credit Report: This shows the amount of money you have spent and what you have spent it on. It also shows if or how much money you have borrowed and owe back to the bank. To keep your credit score where you want it try to save money and not borrow a lot of money, When you spend money spend it on important things. Your credit score is based on how well you keep money in the bank if you are broke all the time that is not a good sign for your credit score!