Identity Theft: Precautions to Keep Your Information Secure

  1. Never carry your social security card or other documents with your social security number in your wallet. 
  2. When creating a new password, do not use obvious names, numbers, or sequences. 
  3. Do not leave ATM, credit card, or gas receipts with the merchant.
  4. Do not leave receipts in your car. 
  5. Always remember to destroy private records and statements. Shred credit card statements, solicitations, and any other documents that contain private financial information.