Three Ways to Minimize Your Risk of Identity Theft


Very short but useful information.

The best thing you can do to minimize your risk of identity theft is ensure that your personal information is secure. It is very often small acts of criminal mischief that result in years of hardship for individual consumers. Applying common sense can provide a measure of identity theft protection.

1. Don't leave your financial paperwork lying around your house. Store paperwork with personally identifying information in a filing cabinet that is secured with a tamper-proof lock.

2. Never reveal any personal information to anyone who has called or e-mailed you. Ask them to send their request to you in writing through the mail.

3. Sign up for a credit monitoring service. It is a great way to track your credit improvement and stop identity theft.

Additional Resources
Proactive identity theft protection with Lifelock
Monitor your credit score to track improvement and spot identity theft red flags

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