Monitor Your Financial Identity by Reviewing Your Credit Report
One step to ensure that no one has stolen your financial identity or established fraudulent credit in your name is to review your credit report. There is now a program that enables you to receive copies of your credit report from each of the three large credit reporting agencies each year at not cost.
ATM Security and You
Automatic Teller Machines have become integral for many individuals. Learn a few tips to use them wisely and carefully.
Examples of Common Email Scams
Most email scams end up involving requests to send money, cash checks, establish business relationships or requests for information. Being aware of these scams and using common sense can help protect you and your finances.
Prevent Identity Theft
When someone uses your credit identity the costs and aggravation can add up. Learn some tips to keep your credit identity secure.
Protecting Against Investment Scams on the Internet
The Internet has become the communication channel of choice for many investors. The Internet has also become a popular place for thieves and scam artists to find victims. Learn about some of the types of scams and how to protect yourself.
Protecting Your Credit Card Activities
Credit cards have become a preferred way of purchasing for many. They are convenient, accepted by most stores, eliminate the need to carry cash, often easier to use than a check and they can temporarily delay when you have to pay for your purchases. Along with these benefits, comes the risk that a thief will steal your card or your card information. If that happens, the thief can then charge purchases items to your account. Here are some guidelines to protect your credit card activities.
Protecting Your Internet Activities and Electronic Data
With more of our financial activities occurring over the Internet, it is important to be aware of risks these activities entail and steps you can take to reduce the risk that someone will illegally gain access to your private information or financial accounts.
Protecting Your Mail
The mail you receive and send includes information that deserves special attention. Everything from account numbers and balances on financial accounts to the name and account number on checks you mail can be valuable to thieves and other scam artists.
Shredding Personal Documents and When to Dispose of Them
When you put a piece of paper in the trash it can be difficult know what happens to it. Every step that occurs once the trash leaves your control has risk that someone will find personal information they can use to cause you harm. One way to safeguard personal information is to shred it before it goes into the trash.