With tax time approaching dumpster diving and mail box theft is going to rise. Identity thieves will go as far as opening your mail box to get your personal information.
Unemployment is still on the rise in Bridgeport, CT and the surrounding areas. When unemployment goes up, so does crime. There is no easier crime then identity theft if you do not safe guard your personal information. If you are an identity theft victim, you may not realize it for three to four months and by this time you can be in debt thousands of dollars as well as have you credit destroyed.
Here are a few tips to protect you from identity theft:
- Hand your mail to the postman or bring your mail to the post office.
- Shred all unwanted mail instead of throwing it in the garbage.
- Don’t give your credit card number over the phone unless you initiated the call.
- Avoid carrying your Social Security Card in your wallet or purse