Apr 19

IDENTITY THEFT TIDBITS

WHO’S REALLY CALLING?

Have you received a call about suspicious activity on your bank or credit card account? It’s comforting to know someone’s looking out for you. Or are they? If they’re asking questions for which they should have the answers, these callers may only be looking out for themselves!

BE SMART WITH USED DEVICES

On average, U.S. smart phone users upgrade their device every 22.7 months. That leaves a lot of used, late-model devices on the market. Don’t let visions of fast cash dancing in your head distract you from taking steps to ensure you’re not giving away your identity!

HOW THE GRINCH STEALS YOUR IDENTITY

They use all imaginable OFFLINE and ONLINE methods. Ways to protest you personal information.

  • Shred all documents that contain personal identifiable information (PII)
  • Sign up for informed Delivery by USPS
  • Don’t carry, or share, more personal information than necessary
  • Don’t use you credit or debit at a gas pump with a broken security seal
  • Don’t click on links or open attachments you receive via email
  • Closely review account statements

Contact Tom Holthus @ 408-309-3557 for information about identity theft services.