In today’s world, it is nearly impossible to completely avoid the risk of fraud related to identity theft. Personal information is traded, shared, and exposed every single day. But that doesn’t mean it’s hopeless. There are things that you can and should do to limit your exposure, because identity theft can be one of the most difficult financial setbacks to come back from.
A few best practices include:
- Shred all documents that contain personally identifying information
- Do not click on links from unknown sources
- Do not use easy to crack passwords
- Do not save your login information on computers that someone else will have access to
If you limit your exposure, you make yourself a smaller target for those that would hack your personal information. For a full list of 16 high risk behaviors, click here.