10 Tips To Prevent Identity Theft
By: Aneesah khan
1.) Protect your pin
2.) Bills & Receipts
Passwords are used for safety and security. If anyone knows your password they can access any type of your information. To prevent people accessing your accounts avoid using weak passwords. Don’t use consecutive numbers or something that is very obvious. Don’t use the same password for everything because if someone gets a hold of one password they can access everything. they can access your email, social media, online banking, files, and other personal things.
4.) Old Documents
All of your mail, bills, receipts, expired credit/debit cards, account statements, and other papers (etc) are still very important even if you don't need them anymore. If they are unwanted you should tear or shred them. you should completely destroy them to prevent dumpster divers getting your personal information. It may seem weird but this has happened.
5.) Protect your computer
6.) Secure websites
Don't use websites that you aren't sure of or don't use any unsafe website. Identifying safe websites are easy. To see if it is safe or not it will be encrypted. look for sites that start with https:// unsafe websites usually sites just start with http:// So, safe and trusted websites contain the letter s in the url.
7.) STay safe in public
9.) Terms & Condintions
“Read the terms and conditions.” Well, you can’t say they didn’t tell you. It is very recommended that you read the terms and conditions before creating an account. You should know what you’re accepting the website to do. Some websites can access your location, photos, and social information. Be careful on what you accept
10.) Social security card
Your social security card is the most valuable piece of id you can have. To prevent yourself from identity theft, don’t carry this piece of id with you. don’t keep it in your wallet or write it on your checks. only give out your SSN when it is very necessary.