How to Prevent Identity Theft

Identity theft can wreak havoc on your credit and your life. Because of this I get a lot of questions asking how to prevent identity theft. The first thing to understand is that there is no sure fire way to absolutely protect yourself from identity theft. No matter what you do there will always be some amount of risk that you could become a victim. There are, however, some ways that you can drastically reduce your risk. The important thing to remember is that ID theft is all about access to your information. The more access thieves have to your information the easier it’s going to be for them to steal your identity. Here are a few ways you can keep your information secure:

1. Don’t carry your social security card in your wallet. So many of my clients have had their identity stolen because they keep their social security … Read the rest