How can you protect your personal information?

Here are some suggestions:
  • Don't carry your SSN with you.
  • Shred and destroy documents with sensitive information about yourself, such as your date of birth, SSN, bank account numbers, etc., before disposing of them.
  • Photocopy all cards in your wallet.
  • Select hard-to-guess PINs and passwords.
  • Don't leave mail sitting in an unprotected mail delivery box.
  • Don't provide a caller with personal information. Ask for the caller's name and telephone number.
  • Order your credit reports and review them regularly (every 6 months).
  • Be cautious providing ANY personal or sensitive information about yourself to anyone.