Preventing Identity Theft

You must take steps to prevent your identity from being stolen. It can take years to clear it up, so a little prevention is the answer.

By: Chris McElroy and Jennifer Tarzian

Did you know that in some states Identity Theft is not even against the law? The theft of your personal information, such as social security number, driver’s license number, credit card and bank account numbers, and mother’s maiden name must be carefully guarded.

What is Identity Theft?

It is the theft of your personal information, such as social security number, driver’s license number, credit card and bank account …

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Identity Thieves Preying on Elderly

Thieves need only take what won’t be noticed right away. They might not even take anything at all. A camera is all they need to capture any important info.

 
It used to be that thieves were after your money. Today’s miscreants are after something more. They’re knocking on the door or calling on the phone. They’re trying to get in your email and even going through your trash.

What are they looking for?

Your identity. Your birthday, your name, your social security number, anything associated with you. It’s a very unsettling thought. However, you don’t need to be afraid, …

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Signs of Identity Theft

A few days ago Anthem notified its members that it was the target of a sophisticated external cyber attack. Although the company states that based on what they know now, there is no evidence that credit card or medical information were targeted or compromised.

In light of this news, we recommend that everyone, not only Anthem members learn how to protect themselves from identity thieves.

If you suspect that someone is misusing your personal information, acting quickly is the best way to limit the damage. Setting things straight involves some work.

How Do Thieves Get Your Information?
“I thought I …

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