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What is Identity Theft?

Identity theft occurs when your personal information fall into the wrong hands!

How to prevent that?

  • Read your credit card and bank statements carefully and often.
  • Know your payment due dates (if a bill doesn't show up when you expect it, look into it.)
  • Read the statements from your health insurance plan.
  • Make sure the claims paid match the care you got.
  • Shred any documents with personal and financial information.
  • Review each of your three credit reports at least once a year. It's easy, and it's free.
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Credit Scores

you can always have a free report per year.

Don't trust ad for a free credit score. Credit card bill can have a strange charge for a credit monitoring service.

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Government Imposter Scams

Scammers can impersonate government officials to get you to send them money. They can claim you’ve won a lottery or sweepstakes ecc..

REMEMBER THAT No federal government agency or legitimate sweepstakes company will contact you to ask for money!

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Protect Your Computer from Malware

  • Install security software from a reliable and trust company and set it to update automatically.Set your operating system and your web browser to update automatically too.

  • Don't buy security software in response to strange calls or messages, especially if they say they scanned your computer and found malware.
  • Use a pop up blocker, and don't click on links and popups
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Hang Up on Robocalls

If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it’s a robocall.

If the recording is a sales message and you haven’t signed for a permission to get calls from the company, the robocall is illegal.

just do one thing: HANG UP!