Five Ways to Help Protect Your Identity | Federal Trade Commission


[music playing] Identity theft happens. It’s an unfortunate fact
of modern life. But there are certain steps you
can take to help keep your personal information from
falling into the wrong hands. Every day, you do things
to protect what’s most important to you. And you know what? You do them almost
automatically. Routine things like looking both
ways before you cross, brushing your teeth, and
buckling your seat belt. Another routine to get into is
keeping tabs on your identity and personal information. Here are five easy ways
you can do it. Read your credit card
and bank statements carefully and often. Know your payment due dates. If a bill doesn’t show up when
you expect it, look into it. Read the statements from your
health insurance plan. Make sure the claims paid
match the care you got. Shred any documents with
personal and financial information. Review each of your three
credit reports at least once a year. It’s easy, and it’s free. And before you know it,
protecting your personal information can be as
routine as locking your doors at night. For more tips and tools on
dealing with identity theft, visit ftc.gov/idtheft. That’s ftc.gov/idtheft. [music playing]

13 Replies to “Five Ways to Help Protect Your Identity | Federal Trade Commission”

  1. I tried to call the experia to put out a fraud alert n I couldn't get in touch with no one n ive been getting letters about my medical I could some how loose it n my drs.n ive tried so hard n I just don't understand alot n about any of how to delete things n so to block this person who hacked into my computer n she's using money of mine its tells me all that she needs to get caught n punished n everyone else thats involved with her n used my personal papers n information I didn't give her the ok

  2. Hey……can rich or famous people be victims of identity theft?………and if so what can they do?…………….

  3. Best advice for me was. Since we get a FREE credit reports from each of the 3 credit report companies like; Equifax, Experian & TransUnion. I'll brake it down where I get a FREE credit report every 4 months. For example, I call Equifax in January, I call Experian in May, & I call TransUnion in September & repeat the same cycle every year. This is an easy way to track your credit without costing you anything.

  4. Best advice for me was. Since we get a FREE credit reports from each of the 3 credit report companies like; Equifax, Experian & TransUnion. I'll brake it down where I get a FREE credit report every 4 months. For example, I call Equifax in January, I call Experian in May, & I call TransUnion in September & repeat the same cycle every year. This is an easy way to track your credit without costing you anything.

  5. We will not stop identity fraud, card fraud and cyber crimes unless we personalise signature, pin and passwords to the individuals so criminals will not misuse them them the way they are doing now. How else will stop fraudsters from buying our personal details online from dark web due to so many data breaches?

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