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Online Identity Theft Protection

Tips to help minimize your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft:

  • Be cautious, don't share share personal information with anyone you meet through the Internet.

  • Do not respond to any messages that ask you for your password, even if they appear to be from someone in authority.

  • Personal information on paper should be shredded

  • Never dispose of personal information on public terminal trashcans

  • Shred an important paper information with any personal information, statements, bank, creditors and credit offers

  • Install and keep current any antivirus and firewall protections.

  • Before sending personal and financial information over the internet, look for a secure Padlock icon in your toolbar.

  • Use a credit service to regularly monitor personal information on the three major consumer credit reporting companies.