Tips for Protecting Your Identity


  • Check your Credit Report

    Regularly checking your credit report will help you detect and prevent identity theft.

  • How many vicitms?

    Every year, over 8 million people are victims of identity theft.

  • First Step

    A fraud alert or a credit freeze is an important first step towards recovering from identity theft.

  • Prompt Reporting can help.

    Financial institutions generally carry most the risk of loss due to fraud, as long you report fraudulent activity promptly

  • Nip it in the Bud

    Check your bank and credit card statements for unauthorized use to nip identity theft in the bud.

  • Prompt reporting can save you.

    If you do not report fraudulent bank account activity within 60 days of the statement where it appears, the entire loss will fall on you.

  • Think it can't happen to you?

    In 2007, hackers stole credit card, debit card, driver license, and/or SSN information for more than 45 million TJ Maxx cardholders.

  • Think it can't happen to you?

    In 2011, hackers stole names, addresses, dates of birth, passwords, security questions, and possibly credit card details for the 70 million users of Sony’s PlayStation network.

  • Helpful Website

    The Federal Trade Commission website can help you create a detailed identity theft report. Local law enforcement can use this for their investigation, and you can provide it to the credit reporting agencies if you have trouble clearing up your credit report.

  • Protect you ID

    Identity theft can devastate your credit score.