Identity Theft And how to avoid it

What is Identity Theft?

i·den·ti·ty theft - noun - the fraudulent acquisition and use of a person's private identifying information, usually for financial gain.

Approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses totaling upwards of $50 billion!

$16 billion was stolen from 15.4 million U.S. consumers in 2016 alone!

Protect Yourself and Report ID Theft!

How To Protect Yourself!

1. Secure your social security number

2. Don’t respond to unsolicited requests for personal information

3. Pay attention to billing cycles, and check your credit report.

4. Collect mail promptly. Ask the post office to put your mail on hold when you are away from home for several days.

Secure Your Social Security Card!

Look out for skimmers on your:


Gas Pumps


The best way to avoid any loss of money is to use a credit card!

Credit cards almost always have fraud protection if reported promptly
And always remember to check your credit report!

If you want to report any fraudulent activity, put out a fraud alert and contact these organizations!

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