Our Logo

Finance Software


Financial Software

Financial Advice


About Us

Contact Us

Site Map


Financial Advice
Credit Report
Financial Freedom
Financial Planning
Help Tax
Help With Investing
Identity Theft
Financial Software
Accounting Software
Tax Software
Investing Software
Historical stock Quotes
Portfolio tracker
Stock market chart
Stock market tools
Stock picking software
Personal Financial Software
Debt management solution
Home financial software
Personal budget software
Real Estate Software
Buying home
Foreclosure listing
Real estate analysis
Real estate development
Real estate management
Realtor software
Selling property
About Us
Contact Us
Site Map

Preventing Identity Theft

Author: Gary Gresham

Preventing identity theft is never foolproof but here are some good tips that will make it more difficult for anyone to steal your personal information.

The first and most important step for preventing identity theft is keeping a close watch on all of your personal information and your credit report.

Check your credit reports from all three bureaus at least once a year. Once you get your credit report check carefully to see that everything is accurate.

If you find an error, dispute it immediately so you can protect yourself from fraud.

Quite often similar names and similar social security numbers get mixed up, or worse, someone could have stolen your identity.

Another good way of preventing identity theft is don't carry your Social Security card or anything with your Social Security number on it in your wallet.

Keeping your social security number private is a critical part of preventing identity theft.

Also, don't keep your bank card pin number in your wallet because it helps a thief who has stolen your wallet help themselves to your cash at an A.T.M.

In this age of computer hacking, preventing identity theft also applies to the Internet.

If you use the Internet, make sure all your security software is up to date and be careful of Internet scams.

Remember, no legitimate business will ever send you an e-mail asking you to confirm your personal identifying information.

Preventing identity theft means you never give out personal information unless you initiated the contact or you're absolutely sure who you're dealing with.

Another good way of preventing identity theft is be especially careful about divulging your credit card number over the phone to telemarketers.

Often the only goal is to obtain your name, address and credit card number.

If you have to give your credit card number over the phone for a hotel or airline reservation, use a regular corded phone as opposed to a cordless or cell phone.

Make sure you report any lost or stolen credit cards immediately for preventing identity theft.

The bottom line is be careful about divulging any personal information about you.

If you use these tips you'll have a much better chance at preventing identity theft before it happens.

Copyright 2005 Credit Repair Facts.com

About the author: Gary Gresham is a mortgage loan officer and the webmaster for http://www.credit-repair-facts.com He offers you credit information, debt elimination programs and informative facts that gives you the knowledge to correct your own credit and credit report.

See Also: Financial Advice, Financial Software

Think Outside the BLOCK! - TaxBrain.com
Click Here For The Wall Street Journal
Daily Deals at FranklinCovey.com

IQ Charts
Home About us Links Site Map News
Free Financial Advice Accounting Software Personal Financial Software Investing Software Real Estate Software
Copyright 2009 - All Rights Reserved