3 Tips How To Protect Your Identity

Friday, November 15, 2013, AM | 4 Comments

Identity theft happens when, regardless whether you provided information or was stolen, someone accesses essential elements of your identifying information in order to commit fraud or theft. This information includes name, address, Social Security Number, date of birth and mother’s maiden name.

Many identity thieves use this personal information in order to open credit card accounts, obtain loans and even mortgages in the victim’s name.

That means your person would be in more than one place to use your good name and make it bad. In that case, you are in big trouble, mister.

While it is not possible to protect yourself from all types of identity theft, there are steps that you can take to avoid fraud.

3 Tips How To Protect Your Identity

You can reduce your risk and safeguard your identifying information by following some simple guidelines.

  1. Protect your mailbox

    Your mailbox is a favorite target of identity thieves, so it is important to always remove your mail as soon as a delivery is made for the day.

    Also, deposit outgoing mail in post office collection boxes or at your local post office to lower the risk of identity theft happening to you.

  2. Protect your wallet

    Identity thieves also try to get access to people’s wallets, no kidding. Minimize your risk by keeping items with personal information in a safe place at home.

    • Don’t carry your Social Security card in your wallet or purse. It used to be “Memorize your Social Security Number” and never write it down on anything you carry. Identity thieves look for information on old receipts.

    • Don’t leave receipts at ATMs, bank counters or gasoline pumps. In fact, it is a good idea to destroy all of your receipts when you no longer need them.

  3. Protect your credit and debit cards

    There are some very important precautions to take with your credit card. Whenever you receive a new credit card, sign it immediately. Never loan your credit card to anyone, under any circumstances.

    Notify your bank and other issuers when you change your address or phone number and be sure to report all lost or stolen cards immediately. Never put your account number on the outside of any envelope.

In a Nutshell
These three steps should be followed as the very minimum. Under no circumstances should you provide your personal information to any stranger, whether in the physical world or the more expanding universe called the Internet.

The following general statement is printed on my SSN card.

  • Keep this card.
  • SIGN it immediately.
  • Show it to your employer.
  • Mention the number in all letters about your account.
  • If you lose this card, apply for a duplicate, not a new number.
Throw us a like at Facebook.com/doable.finance


  1. 4 Responses to “3 Tips How To Protect Your Identity”

  2. By Orlando Chiropractor on Nov 18, 2013, 7:47 pm | Reply

    Hi, always i used to check webpage posts here in the early hours in the morning, for the reason that i love to gain knowledge of more and more.
    Orlando Chiropractor recently posted…Orlando ChiropractorMy Profile

  3. By uggs for cheap on Nov 23, 2013, 8:23 am | Reply

    dialogue regarding this piece of writing at this place at this website, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting here. I am sure this post has touched all the internet viewers, its really really pleasant article on building up new website. Wow, this article is nice, my sister is analyzing such things, therefore I am going to inform her. bookmarked!, I love your website! Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you

    uggs for cheap
    uggs for cheap recently posted…uggs for cheapMy Profile

  4. By las vegas golf instruction on Nov 28, 2013, 1:29 pm | Reply

    I like the valuable info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I’m quite sure I’ll learn a lot of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!
    las vegas golf instruction recently posted…las vegas golf instructionMy Profile

  5. By Las Vegas Golf Schools on Dec 1, 2013, 12:57 pm | Reply

    you are actually a excellent webmaster. The web site loading velocity is amazing. It kind of feels that you are doing any distinctive trick. Moreover, The contents are masterpiece. you have done a magnificent process on this topic!
    Las Vegas Golf Schools recently posted…Las Vegas Golf SchoolsMy Profile

Post a Comment on Content of the Article

 

This is not a billboard for your advertisement. Make comments on the content else your comments would be deleted promptly.

CommentLuv badge








 

 

 

Blog Top Sites Blog Top List Blog Top List
On Top List Blog Log Blogs Avenue