Florida and Georgia are Tops in Identity Theft

Friday, February 05, 2016

Did you know that Florida has the highest per capita rate of reported identity theft complaints followed by Georgia (Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-#1)? Click here to read more about how to protect yourself. Read more to see how to protect yourself

How to Prevent Identity Fraud
  • Don’t share personal information on the phone. The IRS will not call you!
  • Keep all important documents secure, especially your social security card.
  • Be mindful of credit card use, keep your card in sight when it is used.
  • Secure gadgets and passwords, change regularly and use a unique password on every site.
  • Limit the information you use online, especially Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.
  • Keep open communication with your bank, inform them when you are traveling.
  • Avoid opening unfamiliar links.
  • Don’t miss out on your mail, pick up often and hold at post office when traveling.
  • Secure your receipts, scan and shred.
  • Keep your PIN secure.
  • Check your credit report regularly (www.creditkarma.com).
  • Don’t share personal information on the phone. The IRS will not call you!