Identity Theft: BEWARE
By Rebecca Helling
What is Identity Theft?
Identity theft is the fraudulent acquisition and use of a person's private identifying information, usually for financial gain.
How to Prevent Identity Theft
Shred Outdated Papers
-bank statements, credit card offers, or any other financial documents
-utilize firewalls and virus protection software
Secure Your Records
-don't provide information to people you don't know
-only carry identification cards and necessary documents
-leave unnecessary documents in a safe place