Financial Literacy for Everyone

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Protect Yourself from ID Theft

There are some simple steps you can take to reduce or minimise the risk of becoming a victim of identity theft.

Practice Safe Internet Use

Delete spam emails that ask for personal information, and keep your anti-virus and anti-spyware software up-to-date. Shop online only with secure web pages (check the bottom of your browser for an image of a lock or look for “https” in the address bar). Never send credit card numbers, social security numbers and other personal information via email.

Destroy Private Records

Tear up or shred credit card statements; ATM, credit, or debit card receipts; bank deposit receipts; and other documents that contain private financial information.

Secure Your Mail

Empty your mailbox quickly and get a mailbox lock.

Check Your Credit Report

At least once a year, obtain and review your credit report for suspicious activity.

Beware of Scams

Always be on the defensive with your private information. Never give out personal information to telemarketers or respond to emails from someone claiming to represent your bank, credit card issuer, a government agency, a charity, or other organisation. If you think the request is legitimate, contact the company directly to confirm their claims.