Avoid making your PIN number or password something that can be easily guessed such as your birthday
Do not give out personal information unless you can fully verify that you are communicating with a trusted source
Shred documents before throwing them away
Consider asking the credit bureaus to place a security alert on your account as a protective measure. Even if you are not a victim of ID Theft, this alert will instruct creditors to call you to verify that an account is being opened in your name.
Pick up new checks or credit cards at your bank rather than having them mailed to your home
Shield other’s view with your hand when entering your PIN number during a transaction
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