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Identity Theft Resource Center www.idtheftcenter.org BALANCE ®  Financial Fitness Program 1-888-456-2227 BalancePro Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Clearinghouse 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338) http://www.co...
Do you have any tips for using an ATM safely and securely?
Tips to help you stay safe when using ATMs Memorize your secret Personal Identification Number (PIN) and don't share it with anyone. Don't write it on your card. Make sure no one can see you enter your PIN onto the ATM keypad. Shield th...
What is Identity Theft?
Identity theft occurs when someone uses your name or personal information, such as your Social Security number, driver's license number, credit card number, telephone number or other account numbers, without your permission. Identity thieves use...
How Does Identity Theft Happen?
Identity theft commonly begins with the loss or theft of a wallet or purse. But there are many other ways that criminals can get and use your personal information in order to commit identity theft. To learn more and see examples of identity theft, r...
Protect Your Identity
While there is no guarantee that your identity will never be stolen, there are steps you can take to minimize the risk: Sign up for and use online banking to reduce the amount of paperwork with your personal information on it. Reduce the number o...