WE COVERED THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IDENTITY THEFT AND FRAUD, NOW WE WILL GIVE YOU SOME ADVICE ON HOW YOU CAN MINIMIZE THE CHANCES OF THIS HAPPENING TO YOURSELF, THE THEORY IS SIMPLE IF YOU PROTECT YOU PERSONAL INFORMATION IT SHOULD MAKE IT VERY DIFFICULT FOR CRIMINALS TO CARRY OUT CRIMES UNDER YOUR NAME.
Protecting yourself against identity fraud
- Think twice before you throw away anything, its always good practice to shred anything that contains any specific information about yourself such as your name and address.
- To prevent identity theft, do not give out personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call, often fraudster will call to gather missing information so always think twice before giving out information over the phone.
- In a connected world as we start to store more information on a digital format, its important that your passwords are secure (create a strong password)
- Protect your computer, a new way in which information is gathered, as more people got paperless.