11 Steps to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft: Step 1

What can I do to protect myself from indentity theft?

We understand your concerns on this issue and we wanted you to know that there are things you can do to help protect yourself from identity theft. The following steps are very simple and could save you a huge headache down the road!

Step 1: Don’t give out personal information.

 Don’t ever provide personal information over the phone, by mail or on the internet unless you have initiated the contact and know exactly how the information will be used and whether it will be shared with others. If someone contacts you and you think it might be legitimate, break the contact and use a listed phone number or web address that you know to be valid to reestablish contact. Never use a number or email link that they provide, as these may be traps set up to look or sound like the real website or automated phone system.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the next tip!

Some materials taken from MD Producer.