In today's world, there are a number of ways you identity can be stolen:
- Electronic Scams
- Phishing Scams
- Online Banking
- Card Skimming
- Trash Diving
- Phone Calls
You must be vigilant in protecting your personal information. Take this quiz to see how secure your personal information is: (Hint: Your answers should all be No)
- Do you keep your Social Security card or any other form of ID that contains your Social
Security Number or the Social Security Number of any family member in your wallet
- Is your Social Security Number or your driver's license number printed on your personal
checks or any professional, vocational or hobby license?
- Do you provide your Social Security Number, when requested, regardless of how it will
be used and protected?
- Have you provided your Social Security Number in a public place without realizing
that someone might overhear you?
- Have you ever given out personal (non-public) information over the phone as part of
- Do you ever share your Password or Personal Identification Number (PIN) with anyone?
- Do you use public computers (e.g., internet café, internet kiosk, etc.) to access
- Do you enter private information on an unsecure website?
- Do you open e-mail attachments or links without checking to see who they are from?
- Do you leave your account logged in after you finish using secure online sessions (those that require a password and log-in)?
Visit http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft for more information.