Learn how to keep your identity safe
What you can do to prevent it
- Not carrying extra credit cards, your Social Security card, birth certificate or passport with you outside the house can help you prevent identity theft.
- To prevent identity theft, shred your receipts, credit card offers, bank statements, returned checks and any other sensitive information before throwing it away.
- Doing so makes it harder for identity thieves to discover these codes, and makes it easier for you to prevent identity theft.