Did you know that according to the Federal Trade Commission 7 out of 10 individuals are being affected by Identity Theft?
Did you know that every day 27,000 Identities are being compromised?
What Can I Do To Minimize the Risks?
#1. Be aware of the Crime, It is considered the #1 White-collar Crime in the World according to the FBI.
#2. Take Personal responsibility to protect your information.
#3. Have a "Cross-Shreader" and dispose of the trash properly.
#4. Invest in a US Postal Service box, "Stop Using your street mailbox".
#5. Be vigilantof missing mail; Your Trash Mail"Junk Mail" is a criminals Gold Mail.
#6. Understand that criminals don't care what consequences you may live through after they have yused your information. It is your responsibility to correct and fix problems they create.
#7. Don't leave personal or client information in your vehicle alone. They are going after "Easy to carry Information" ot stereos and CD players!
#8. Request your Credit Reports (1) every quarter..For FREE...Don't pay for your credit report
#9. What is Uncle Sam Doing? go to http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/
Identity Theft is more complicated than what you, I and most people think...Most focus on the Financial related Identity Theft...That is OK. Just remember tht only 25% to 28% are financial identity theft related; the other percentages come from:
Medical Identity Theft
Social Security/ IRS Identity Theft
Drivers Liscense Identity Theft
Character / Criminal Identity Theft
More to come in the future....Tune in to AWARENESS and let us know if we can help!