| Identity Theft
theft is one of the fastest growing white-collar crimes
( according to the Federal Trade Commission ). Millions
of individuals will become victims of Identity Theft.
So, how do you protect yourself from the Identity Thief?
Don't give out personal or financial information over
the telephone unless you know the caller or initiated
Report lost or stolen checks, credit, and/or debit cards
Shred any financial statements, credit card bills, and
other personal information. Cheap shredders are available
in just about any office supply store.
Put outgoing mail, such as bill and credit card payments,
in an official US Postal Service collection box.
Contact creditors if your monthly credit card bills
do not reach you.
Never leave your checkbook, wallet, or other valuables
unprotected even when you are at home. Visitors to your
home should not be able to gain access to your personal
or financial information.