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5 Tips To Help Keep Your Identity Safe

Identity theft prevention tips

2009 Edition

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Shred All Financial Documents And Other Paperwork That Contains Personal Information

  • Dumpster diving has become one of the most popular methods of identity theft among criminals, so be sure to use a cross cut shredder to destroy documents properly.

Prevent identity theft

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Do Not Provide Personal Information Over The Telephone

  • Another favorite method of stealing identities that thieves have been utilizing over the past few years is called "vishing".  Vishing is when someone calls you on the phone, misrepresents themselves as somebody else, and misleads you into providing personal information.

Identity theft prevention

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Protect Your Social Security Number

  • For some reason, Americans often feel the need to carry their social security cards in their purse or wallet.  Not only is this extremely unsafe in regards to an identity theft risk, but it's simply unnecessary.  Keep your social security card and number stored away in a safe, preferably locked, place.

To prevent identity theft

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Never Click Links In Emails Sent By Someone You Don't Know Well

  • There are thousands of malicious software programs that have been written over the years in order to hijack personal information from unsuspecting computer users and send the data back to a central location. 

  • Phishing, as this practice is referred to, has been on the rise over the past decade and criminals seem to get more and more clever when it comes to finding ways to trick consumers into revealing personal information.

Ways to prevent identity theft

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Use Strong Passwords

  • Many consumers are in the habit of using passwords such as dates of birth, mothers maiden name, pet names, and children names for the ability to gain access to email and other other secure websites.  Identity thieves recognize this and are able to figure out these types of passwords easily.

How to prevent identity theft

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Use an identity protection service

  • Consider enrolling in an identity theft protection service

  • These companies specialize in identity theft prevention and are able to handle it very inexpensively

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Recommended Identity Protection Service

  • Premium Safe Identity, a proactive identity theft prevention service comes highly recommended

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