Friday, December 17, 2010

Ways To Make Your Identity Safer

Better be secure by cleaning out your purse. The bigger your purse is, the more sensitive material you'll be tempted to carry, so tote only the bare essentials.

Protect and watch out for your mail. A thief can steal and activate those letters that come into your mail like "no APR for six months" cards. Call the Consumer Credit Reporting Industry (888-567-8688) to opt out of credit offers.

Do your banking online and try signing up an internet bill payment. You can check your accounts more quickly for evidence of fraud.

Freeze your credit. It's a drastic step, but can prevent potential thieves from opening an account in your name, even if they have other personal information.