Monday, February 25, 2008

Fight Back Against Identity Theft (Part 3)-DETECT

Detect suspicious activity done by identity thieves by routinely monitoring your financial accounts and billing statements.

Be alert to signs that require immediate attention:
  • Bills that do not arrive as expected.

  • Unexpected credit cards or account statements

  • Denials of credit for no apparent reason

  • Calls or letters about purchases you did not make


  • Your Credit report. Credit reports contain information about you, including what accounts you have and your bill paying history. Visit or call 1-877-322-8228, to order your free credit reports each year.

  • Your financial statements. Review financial accounts and billing statements regularly, looking for charges you did not make.