If someone steals your identity, you will begin to feel the confusion and strain that comes with trying to recover your good name and pilfered finances. Identity theft is a real and growing concern for everyone; remain alert and prepare before it happens. We have put together some ways to deter identity thieves and protect your information:
- Shred financial documents as well as personal information before getting rid of them.
- Protect your Social Security number
- Remain cautious with personal information on the phone, by mail, or over the internet.
- Protect your home computer with anti-virus guard software.