Falling victim to identity theft can severely affect your credit report, making it difficult for you to get a loan, buy a house or land a job. Fortunately, there are many precautions you can take to ensure the protection of your identity.
Here are some things you can do to protect your personal information:
- Store financial records, Social Security and Medicare cards in a secure place
- Shred documents that contain personal or medical information
- Retrieve incoming mail from your mailbox as soon as possible
- Be wary when giving out your social security number — always ask if you can use another form of identification instead
- Create passwords that are not easy to guess by using numbers and symbols
- Refrain from responding to emails and messages that ask for personal information
- Avoid putting personal information on a public or shared device
Consider enrolling in an Identity Theft Protection program with Members Exchange. Protection plans start as low as $2.50/month for individuals. Take a look at our Identity Theft Protection Plans to see which one would be right for you.
Protection Plans include:
- Daily credit monitoring
- Personal credit reporting to check your credit score
- Alerts when suspicious activity is detected
- Educational information & seminars
- Up to $1 million identity theft insurance coverage to recover lost funds
- 24/7 support team for fraud resolution & prevention assistance
Click here to learn more ways to protect your identity.