by : brittany fitzpatrick
What is identy theft?
- - The use of a person's private identifing information ,usually for finacial aid.
- Its a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finaces ,credit history and reputation it also can take time , money and patience to resolve.
How to prevent identity theft?
- Not carrying extra credit cards, your Social Security card, birth certificate or passport with you outside the house can help you prevent identity theft.
When ordering new checks, you can prevent identity theft by picking them up at the bank instead of having them sent to your home. This makes it harder for your checks to be stolen, altered and cashed by identity thieves.