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Identity

How to Keep Your Personal Info Safe

Tips to keeping your personal information safe include steps that you will find very simple, yet very useful.

  • You should always shred documents containing personal information that you wouldn’t want anyone else to see
  • You should never ever leave credit cards or ATM receipts behind.
  • Don’t use obvious passwords such as your name or birthday. Be creative and think of something that only you would know.
  • Do not give out your Social Security number, carry your card with you, or put your number on checks.
  • If you decide to give out personal information, be careful about choosing who you give it to. Make sure you can trust them.
  • When going through your email inbox, if you do not recognize an email and you think it could be spam, don’t even bother opening it. Just immediately move it to the trash folder.
  • Keep your computer secure. Use firewalls, anti-spyware and antivirus software, keep them up-to-date.
  • Review your credit card statements carefully and thoroughly, especially after you’ve made an online purchase.

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