Is Your Identity Really Safe?

Here are… Ten Preventative Steps To Help

Safeguard Against Identity Theft.

Guard against malicious thieves stealing your identity.

If you receive suspicious billings or items that you

don’t recognize. Call and investigate them right away with

your provider. Try to head of any means of fraud before it

can occur.

When you receive financial inquiries or solicitations in

the mail…DON’T just discard them in the trash. Invest in a

good crosscut shredder…Don’t discard ANY mail

solicitations, fianancial papers, bank statements, invoices,

quoates, or any items that may contain information about you

or your family members. Don’t give would-be thieves an

opportunity to gain access to your identity.

Don’t give anyone your financial or private information over

the telephone unless you initiated the original phone

conversation and you can verify the person or organization

you’re speaking to.

It’s sad, but true in today’s world. You must be very

careful not offer ANYONE your social security number, bank

account number, credit card number, or any private or

financial information over the phone without first properly

identifying them. Get their contact phone and call back to

verify. Also be careful not to be talking on a cordless or

cellular phone….these are NOT secure devices. Anyone with

a radio scanner may be able to monitor your conversation!

Protect your ATM cards, Personal Identication Numbers

(P.I.N.) Guard against ANYONE gaining possession of of any

ATM Cards, Charge Cards, and (PIN) Personal Identification

Numbers.Check that they are always in your control. Keep

account numbers, receipts, and contact information in a secure place

that’seasily accessed by you in the event that you identity

information is breached.

Report any lost, stolen, or missing checks immediately to

your bank. They can then arrange to block payment on

specific check numbers in question. When you receive your

checks in the mail, always confirm that none are missing.

Make sure to store cancelled checks in a safe place.

If you receive strange or suspicious inquiries asking for

your account information to verify a statement or confirm an

award or prize winnings….call your bank and report this


Times have changed over the years. It is suggested that you

no longer attach outgoing mail to your mailbox for pickup.

Instead, deliver it directly to an official Post Office or

postal collection box. This is one of the easiest ways a

thief can steal your identity.

If you notice that your regular bills have stopped coming,

find out why. Call the company to verify. Someone could

have filed a false change of address to re-direct your

information to his or her address.


By protecting yourself using these simple steps, you can

help prevent would be identity thieves from accessing and

gaining your identity.

These days Identity Theft is making HUGE headlines in the

News. Always be on guard to detect and prevent any would-be

theieves from stealing your Identity. No one wants to suffer

malicious damages caused by someone posing as you or

cleaning out your bank accounts, running up debt on credit

cards, or any number of other unauthorized acts.

These threats are REAL ! Hundreds of thousands of people

are victimized by these crimes every year.

(c) Copyright 2003 by Ken Burnett


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