In any event, with identity theft at a record all time high and with no end in sight, we believe that you must take precautions to avoid it.
How identity theft happens
To open credit in your name, an identity thief typically needs:
- Your name
- Home address
- Social Security Number and/or
- Your birthdate.
With these bits of information, your credit is free for the taking! Protect yourself and your information.
The most common ways that identity thieves can get your data:
- By leaving documents containing your personal information lying about;
- Throwing documents containing your personal information out instead of shredding it;
- Giving your personal information to persons who have no legitimate need for it.