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Identity Theft-6 Tips To Help Avoid Being An Id Theft Victim

Jan 9, 2008
Everyone is at risk of becoming an identity theft victim. However, there are easy things you can do to reduce your exposure. Here are 6 tips that may help.

1) Look at your driving report:

Aside from identity theft protection, it's not a bad idea to view your driving record once in a while to see if it contains any errors. There shouldn't be anything there that you are not aware of. If something is there, it could be that someone has your drivers license information. This could mean higher insurance along with identity theft. Your insurance company view your record from time to time, shouldn't you?

2) Delete, delete, delete...all personal information from any computer that you plan to discard. Take out the hard drive from the computer that you are going to discard, and take a hammer to it.

3) Keep The Information On Your Checks To The Minimum Required:

Do not use your full name on your checks, instead the initials of your first and middle name. Your checks pass through a virtual highway of people who have access to the information on your checks. Never put your social security number on your checks.

4) Protect Your Mailbox:

Get a new mailbox that features a lock and key. There's lots of personal information in your mailbox that identity thieves love to target.

5) Be careful Of What You Put In Your Trash Bin:

Tear up or use scissors with anything that contains private information before discarding into your trash. Identity thieves will look for information in your trash. Even junk mail is a source of information for them, so use caution here.

6) Invest In an Identity Theft Protection Program:

Identity Theft Shield by Prepaid Legal and The Lifelock company will monitor your credit and alert you to any unauthorized activity. Identity Theft Shield will also help restore your credit and name if you ever become a victim. Well worth their low monthly fee.

Take action on the tips mentioned here.

These are simple steps you should take to help avoid identity theft.
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