ID Theft Protection Tips

Real Estate Agent with Best Realty Inc

ID Theft Protection Tips:


1) Protect your Social Security Number. Do not carry your SSN in your wallet or write on your checks. Do not give it to anybody  unless absolutely necessary (Job Application, Opening  Bank Account ,Closing Real Estate Transaction,)


2) Destroy (shred) any financial documents before you discard them.


3) Do not give out personal info to the strangers on the phone, through mail or over the internet.


4) Keep your personal info in secure location in home or in safe deposit box (bank).


5)Monitor your credit report at least 2 times a year for unauthorized activities.


6) Never click on links sent in unsolicited emails, instead type in a web address you know. Use anti-virus software, firewalls, anti-spyware, etc. Use automatic update  for your software.   


7) When using internet, please do not use an obvious password like birth date, same numbers (1111)  last four digit of  your SSN , mother's maiden name, etc.



For more info visit    and


Other helpful links:


Do Not Call Registry:  888-382-1222 or

To stop direct mail visit the Direct Mail Association website

Opt-Out and reduce your Junk Mail by visiting  to reduce the number of unsolicited offers of credit and insurance.  888-5-OPT-OUT


How to contact FTC:

Federal Trade Commission

Consumer Response Center Room 130

600 Pensylvania  Ave N.W.

Washington DC  20580


 Or voice you concern by calling your Congressional Representative at 202-224-3121










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