TITLE

Scared of identity thieves?

AUTHOR(S)
Quinn, Jane Bryant
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Good Housekeeping;Feb2006, Vol. 242 Issue 2, p92
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on how to prevent identity theft. It advises to rip financial records before disposing them and destroy the blank checks that come with solicitations for loans and credit cards. It is also important to take everything in the wallet that has the number printed on it and resist giving Social Security number when asked. Disclosing personal information by Internet or telephone should be avoided to unsolicited contacts to avoid getting phished. It is advised to secure the computer that contains financial data by setting up a password.
ACCESSION #
20230978

 

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