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Identity Theft Prevention Tips

Keep your belongings and identity safe with these tips.

Identity theft is when someone steals your personal information or possessions to that they can use your identity for their own financial gain. Typically, this usually comes at a great cost to you. You might not even realize that your information has been stolen until after the fraud has happened and you only find out when you find an error on your monthly bank statement. Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself against identity fraud. 

Stay Safe Online

  • Use strong passwords – avoid predictable or personal passwords
  • Use different passwords for different accounts
  • Keep the software on your computer and smartphone up to date
  • Don’t log into sites that need a password when using public Wi-Fi
  • Don’t open attachments of click on emails from unknown sources

Safe Banking and Shopping

  • Never disclose your personal security details such as your PIN or full password
  • Never let your credit or debit card out of sight
  • Check your credit report for any signs of fraud
  • Scan your monthly bank statements to ensure all purchases were approved

Handling Calls from Strangers

  • Be cautious of unexpected phone calls. Never give out personal information over the phone
  • Know who you are talking to – it’s a good idea to hang up and call the organization back on its official number
  • Don’t be rushed into making a decision or sharing information

Protecting your identity should be a priority. Visit the experts in the industry at Abbate Insurance to secure the right insurance policy for your needs. Contact us in New Haven, Connecticut to get started today.


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