Don’t be fooled by these common identity theft schemes.
Page, Lobo, Costales and Preston deals a lot with identity theft. There are many ways to prevent it and below are a few ways identity thieves can steal your identity even without the use of technology.
- Going through your trash – An identity thief will sometimes go through a person’s trash to obtain personal information such as credit card bills, utility bills, medical insurance and banking info. Shred everything before disposing of it or go paperless and receive statements online.
- Stolen mail – An identity thief will target your mailbox and steal mail that has pertinent information on it. Sometimes identity thieves can reroute your mail without your knowledge or permission. Monitor your mail. If you stop receiving certain bills, contact the biller. We also suggest using a locking mailbox.
- Imposter asking for your information – Someone can, either in person…
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