Expect the Unexpected When it Comes to Identity Theft

Many people over-expose their personal information without thinking about it. The next time you are in one of these situations, be sure to consider your identity and how to protect it.

Have you ever been in a car accident? How much personal information did you share? Make sure that if you are in an accident that you provide minimal information to the other driver to such as name and insurance policy information. Be cautious about providing your Driver’s License as it contains a lot of personal information and you never know how the other person will use it.

Applying for jobs? Be cautious about who you’re sending your resume to online; make sure it’s a legitimate job posting and not a common scam. Make sure you do not put sensitive information on your resume such as a Social Security number.

Let’s not forget the ever-popular social media sites. Do you accept friend requests from people you don’t know? Is your profile set to “Private?” Make sure you’re not over sharing information such as birth date and hometown since that data is often used for security questions. Also, be sure that you are using different passwords for each online account you have. That way, if someone is able to figure out one of your passwords, they will not be able to access other accounts.

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