How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Posted: Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Identity theft can dramatically lower your credit rating and lead to big headaches down the road. Take these steps to reduce the risk of identity theft:

  1. Check your credit report every four months for signs of suspicious activity.
  2. Only give your social security number to trusted sources.
  3. Don’t use the same password for all your accounts.
  4. Shred documents with any personal information on them, including bank accounts and social security numbers.
  5. Check your credit and checking accounts on a regular basis to make sure there are no unexpected charges.
  6. Never leave your personal information on social media.
  7. Make sure your phone is password protected.
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