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Tips for protecting your identity

Posted by billspaced | 8:52 PM | 0 comments » offers some really great tips on protecting your identity from theft. Don't pay much attention to the contact numbers at the end, though; they're all based in Canada.

Conceptually, however, the information is very good. Here's a short list:

  • Watch what you carry in your wallet
  • Shred it before you throw it away
  • Keep your PIN private
  • Ever heard of caller ID spoofing? Generally speaking, anybody can make it look like they're calling from a legitimate company like Chase or Wells Fargo, so don't fall victim to this scheme
  • Phishing
  • Use a card with a small credit line to limit your liability
  • Review your credit reports for accuracy

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