Experts have indicated that 2,000 identity thefts occur in the U.S each week. With statistics like isn't it time to take precautions? Here are a couple of prevention tips:
-Don't print your entire name on your checks. For example, instead of Claire C. Colere, print C. Colere. List your business address rather than your home address.
-When paying bills by check; print only the last four digits of your account number on the check. Better yet don’t carry a checkbook use cash or credit card. Pay your credit card statement online.
- Make photo copies of all your credit cards front and back. Call the 800# immediately if you have a problem.
-If your purse is stolen; report it to the police in the jurisdiction where the purse was lost.