Monday, November 13, 2006

Identify theft precautions

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.

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