E-Communicator Article

Keep Your Identity Yours

Identity theft occurs when an individual’s personal information, such as their name, Social Security number, or credit card number is used without
their consent to commit fraud and other crimes. Identity thieves commonly use the phone, postal mail, email, and the Internet to trick unsuspecting consumers into giving out personal information. Many victims of identity theft are unaware that their information has been compromised until they are denied credit or sent a bill for purchases they did not make. According to the Federal Trade Commission, Florida has the highest per capita rate of reported identity theft complaints in the nation. Minimize Your Risk of Becoming a Victim Prevent identity theft by safeguarding your information. Shred financial documents and paperwork, protect your Social Security number, never click on links sent in unsolicited emails and keep your personal information in a safe place. Never give out personal information unless you are certain you know who you're dealing with or you initiated the contact.
Order a free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus once a year from Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, and review
them for discrepancies, such as accounts that you’re unaware of or inaccuracies of your information.

- CMSA Communicator

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