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8 Simple Ways to prevent Identity Theft.

What is identity theft?
Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information such as social security number or credit card number without having your authorization, and use it to commit fraud or other crimes.

8 simple ways to prevent you from getting identity theft

Get spyware protection for your computer by installing software such as Ad-Aware.

Never open e-mail from people that you don’t know.

Use different passwords for your online accounts and change your password once a month.

All unused financial statements must be shredded before discarding.

Save your receipts for every purchase that you have made by credit cards.

Verify each transaction on your bank statements, report to the bank right away if you found any transaction that is not belongs to you.

If possible, create a post office box and have all your mails sent to it rather than to your home address.

Do not give out any personal information to anyone over the phone who claims he needs to verify your bank account information.