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Tips To Secure Your Personal Identity

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  • Order a copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus.
    Click here to download a Secure Your Identity flyer.
    • You are entitled to a free copy from each bureau once a year.
    • To order a copy of your credit report, go to http://www.annualcreditreport.com
    • To order over the phone, call 1-877-322-8228.
  • Don’t use your home mail box to mail bill payments. 
  • Shred credit card receipts, credit applications, insurance forms, and anything with your personal information before throwing it in the trash.
  • Remove information from your checks, including your Social Security number, phone number, middle name, or driver’s license number.
  • Close any credit or billing accounts that you no longer use.
  • Review your bank and account statements for unusual charges.
  • Know your billing cycles and call the company if there are any problems.
  • Use passwords on all of your accounts. 
  • Avoid using birthdays, your mother’s maiden name or the last four digits of your Social Security number.

How can I report any suspicious activity? Contact the Economics Crime Unit

Economic Crimes Unit is available for identity theft presentations to your business, group or organization. Please call 239.793.9145 or 774-8034 to request a speaker.