Tips to Avoid Identity Theft

Here are some everyday ways that you can protect yourself from fraud and identity theft.

Credit Protection

Make it your top priority to check your credit.

Social Security Number

Only provide it when absolutely necessary.

Shred It

Shred all mail and bank documents that have your personal information on them.

Review Statements

Check bank statements regularly.

Your Mailbox

Retrieve mail ASAP or invest in a locking mailbox.

Sharing Information

Be selective with whom you share your personal information.

Using ATM's

Be on the lookout for skimmers or bugged keypads.

Password Protection

Keep them strong and change them on a regular basis.

Computer Security

Keep your firewall, antivirus and spyware protection up to date.