Every year, millions of people fall victim to identity theft. Identity theft has many forms. It ranges from a stranger hacking into your digital accounts to obtaining loans or credit cards in your name their own personal gain.
No matter what form Identity Theft takes, the results can be devastating to one’s personal finances.
Protect Your Identity
The best defense against identity theft is diligent protection of one’s personal data.
Three Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft
- Keep your social security number private. Your social security number should not be given over the phone or internet to any business or person with whom you do not have an existing relationship.
- Beware of “phishing” e-mails asking you to “update your information.” Despite looking official, your bank will not request you to provide sensitive information via email. Your bank already has your information.
- Use cash whenever possible. While it may be more convenient to use a credit or debit card at the moment, the inconvenience of dealing with fraudulent charges and potential identity theft is much greater.
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