How To Prevent Identity Theft
10 Tips By: Dylan Galpin and Robby Jones
1) Protect your credit
Check your credit report regularly to make sure there are no fraudulent credit cards opened in your name.
3) Double check credit card statements
As soon as your statement arrives go over it, with a fine–tooth comb if necessary, to make sure you actually made all the purchases listed.
4) Protect your mail
pick up your mail as soon as possible. A box stuffed full of catalogs, letters and credit card statements can be awfully tempting to would–be thieves.
5) Be careful when sharing
Don't give out personal information over the phone, mail or Internet unless you really know who you are dealing with.
7) Use a "real" password
You should use a "strong" random combination of letters, numbers and symbols for increased protection.
9) Keep your credit cards to a minimum
The fewer credit cards you have, the better. Only keep the ones you actually use or plan on using.