Identity Theft

Safeguard against identity theft with these simple measures. Photocopy the front and back of all credit and debit cards in your wallet. Keep the photocopy in a safe place in case your wallet is stolen or lost. The copy will provide you with all of your account numbers and the phone numbers to call, to report the loss. Don’t sign the back of your credit cards. Write “PHOTO ID REQUIRED” on the signature line. Then thank each sales person who asks for your photo ID. When ordering checks, use only your initials and last name. Never have your social security number or your driver’s license number printed on your checks. When ordering online, use a credit card instead of your debit card.

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