blue world id theft

Keep the following tips in mind to make sure that you don't become a victim:

  • Check your credit report at least twice a year.
  • Shred all personal documents with a crosscut shredder before you throw them out.
  • Don’t leave incoming mail in your mailbox overnight.
  • Deposit outgoing mail that contains any personal information at the post office or other safe, closed location.
  • When selecting your PIN, don’t use information such as your birthday, social security number, phone number or address.
  • Make a copy of everything in your wallet, front and back, and keep it in a secure location.
  • Don’t leave personal information in your vehicle.
  • Always take your ATM or store receipts with you.
  • Never give personal information over the phone to people you are not familiar with.
  • Never open email attachments from people you do not know.
  • Never shared personal information over email, even if you believe it’s been requested by a legitimate company