Tips To Help You Prevent Identity Theft
- Do not carry your Social Security card in your wallet or purse
- At least once a year, order a copy of your credit report from the three credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) and review them carefully. Report any discrepancies immediately.
- Use a crosscut paper shredder to dispose of documents which contain personal information such as credit card offers, bank account or credit card statements.
- Do not use any personal identification information for your PIN or passwords such as Social Security number, mother’s maiden name, birth date, etc.
- Carefully review your monthly bills and account statements. If you detect any inaccuracies, report them immediately.
What If You’re A Victim?
Ideally, identity theft will never happen to you, but in the unfortunate event that it does, LegalShield will help restore your identity as fast as possible. The membership provides:
- Start-to-finish identity restoration through Kroll licensed investigators
- Seven-year fraud alert notifications sent to all three national credit bureaus
- Proactive searches for activity in your name on local and national databases
If identity fraud happens, you’ll have experts working with you to ensure your identity is restored to what it was before the fraud occurred. And that’s valuable thing to have.
Click here to go to our agency’s LegalShield website, select the plan that is right for you, and follow the easy enrollment instructions.