Identity Theft

Ways to Reduce Identity Theft

What is Identity Theft?

Identity theft is when other people steal your personal information and use it to open up other accounts in your name or get medical benefits.

Monitor your accounts!

Go online and check your accounts and credit report regularly to make sure that no one has opened any accounts or that there hasn't been any suspicious activity on your accounts.

Be Careful When Paying Online!

Be sure that the web address has a https:// in the web address line and a padlock to be sure that it is a secure website.

Be Careful with Your Info!

Shred old documents. Don't throw them away.

Don't carry your social security cards with you.

Don't give your info to people you don't know.