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Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

December 16, 2014
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If you want to know how to protect yourself from identity theft or fraud, read the following article. According to the data of The Federal Trade Commission each year almost 10 million Americans experience identity theft problems.

Each year almost 10 million Americans experience identity theft problems.

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They simply do not follow main rules and tips on identity theft protection and give an opportunity to professional swindlers to steal their private data, credit card number, Social Security number so as to commit various crimes.

There are some common ways to protect yourself from identity theft. We suggest you to read all of them carefully and use in your regular life.

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1. Guard Your Personal Data Online

The digital age gave us an opportunity to make most of our shopping and banking through the web. There are a lot of different passwords and account names, which are floating around. So, someone can easily compromise your data, if you do not take care of its safety.

  • credit card info imageTry to use your own credit card for all online purchases and do not reveal it to anyone else.
  • clear your logins and passwords iconAlways clear your logins and passwords, especially when you work on a public computer.
  • re-new your passwords iconTry to re-new your passwords monthly.
  • unknown emails iconDo not open any emails, which were sent to your mailbox by unknown senders.
  • security control plugins iconUse sites with web security control plugins, as only they can protect your identity from frauds.

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2.Check Bank Statements Monthly

You should monitor all your purchases by asking your bank representatives to send you a detailed statement monthly. If you find some strange and unknown operations there, immediately call to your bank and start the investigation.

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3. Verify Your Mailing Address Information

You should regularly verify and check your mailing address with the financial institutions and post office. Identity thieves can simply change the address form, so all credit notices of their purchases will not reach your mailbox at all.

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4. Check Recent Operations Reports

Always request and check a credit report of your recent operations. You can use one of the three independent credit bureaus: Experian, TransUnion or Equifax. They will provide you their services for free, if you request a report once a year. Simply use each company every four months and you will have three reports during the year.

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5. Shred Documents With Improtant Data

Shred all important documents (receipts, solicitations, bank statements), which may contain some private info (social security number, credit card data etc.) before you throw them to the trash can.

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6. Change Passwords. Use Complex Ones

Try to use different and complex passwords to protect your most important and valuable online-accounts. You can even write them down, but keep this info in a safe place like a locked drawer. Do not forget to wipe out all data and format each hard disk, once you get rid of an old PC or MAC.

Rachel Fowlers
Rachel Flowers is a journalist with a big passion for technologies. She has recently graduated from San Francisco State University and sees herself as a freelance writer. She enjoys blogging about computer and mobile technologies as well as different software. In her free time, she learns coding and foreign languages. Contact .

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