Tips to Protect Your Identity

Protect yourself from identity theft by:

  • Shredding all of your important papers.
  • Making sure you do not throw anything away that someone could use to get your personal information.
  • Being careful at ATM’s and using phone cards to protect against people who can get access to your pin number.
  • Having all of checks delivered to your bank – not at your home address.
  • Not putting checks in the mail from your home mailbox.
  • When you order a new credit card or your previous card has expired, keep track of the time and contact the credit card company if it does not show up within the appropriate time.
  • Put passwords on all of your accounts.
  • Memorize your social security number and passwords so you are not carrying them with you.
  • Make a list of all your credit card and bank account numbers with customer service phone numbers, and keep it in a safe place