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Protecting Yourself from the Number One Fastest Growing Crime: Identity Theft.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in America. Being a victim of identity theft can be devastating for your credit, family, and bank account. It is important to take the necessary precautions to prevent identity theft. The number one way to prevent identity theft is to protect your personal information, of course. This link shares some great strategies for preventing identity theft.
Shredding your personal information is the best way to prevent thieves from gathering information from your trash or landfills. Make sure it is shredded in a cross cut shredder. Also, make sure to order a credit report at least once a year to monitor activity on your social security number. This site suggests ordering a report twice a year. Everyone is entitled to a free report yearly; make sure you take advantage of it!
Be smart about who you give your information to. If a caller seems fishy, call the company yourself. If it’s a credit card company or bank, call the number on your card or bank statement to verify they are the ones calling you. Thieves are sneaky, sneaky! They can even duplicate logos and signatures to make emails look legitimate so NEVER provide personal information through email.

For more tips check out this site. This is only one of many sources to help you become and informed consumer and protect yourself against identity theft.