-- Don't let it happen to you.
> Shred all financial statements.
> Only use secure websites for Internet purchases.
> Don't talk about finances on a cell phone.
> Don't use your mother's maiden name for account
> If someone calls or emails to confirm personal
information -- Tell them to go pound salt!
> Monitor your financial statements closely.
> Don't leave outgoing credit payments in your
mailbox -- hand them to the postal worker or drop
them in a postal box.
>Do not carry your social security card.
-- Go here to learn more, or if ID theft occurs.
Federal Trade Commission
Electronic Privacy Info Center
- And if it does -- First call your local police and file a report -- then Contact these folks ASAP!!!
Equifax Trans Union Corporation Experian (formerly TRW)
P.O. Box 740241 P.O. Box 390 P.O. Box 2104
Atlanta, GA 30348 Springfield, PA 19064-0390 Allen, Texas 75013
(800) 685-1111 (800) 916-8800 (888) 397-3742
- And if you're a victim of Fraudů again call your local police department and go here for more information:
National Fraud Center
Better Business Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
- These sites will help you with Spyware -- if
there is any help.