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BIG RED FLAGS! Identity Theft: You Could Be A Victim And Not Even Know It
Posted By Ron On June 20, 2011 @ 1:00 AM In Personal Finance,Tips & Techniques | Comments Disabled
Even with your best efforts to secure your personal information, it’s virtually impossible to completely eliminate the threat of identity theft. The bad thing about ID theft is that many people don’t even realize that their personal information has been compromised until weeks, sometimes even months or years after the fact.
If you’ve experienced any of the following scenarios, you should consider yourself at risk.
If your personal belongings are lost or stolen, you should assume that your identity is at risk and act accordingly. Your most vulnerable belongings include:
Keep track of the monthly or yearly bills, statements, or other sensitive items that you expect to receive in the mail. Should any of that mail fail to arrive, contact the sender, as it could be an early warning signal that your mail is being intercepted. Be especially sure to watch for missing:
Go over all of your bills, statements, and accounts carefully each month and check your credit report at least once a year and get your free triple credit score from GoFreeCredit.com . If you find that any unauthorized financial transactions have been made in your name, you’ve probably become a victim of identity theft. Be sure to take the appropriate actions if you discover or experience any of the following:
If you don’t catch the early signs of identity theft, several signs are certain to arise eventually and will definitely get your attention. For example:
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Make certain you’re staying on top of everything related to your personal information so you don’t have to endure the nightmare of identity theft.
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