Cyber Security Tip #12

Some Tips to Protect against Identity Theft

Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead put “Photo ID Required”

When you order your checks, don’t list any telephone number. You can always write it on the check at the time of the transaction. If you have a PO Box, use that instead of your home address or your work address.

Be aware of which credit cards you carry! Many now have embedded RFID chips in which the information on one of those chips can be read surreptitiously by someone near you using a simple hand-held scanner.

Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine. Do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel. Store those photo copies in a secure place and refresh it when you change cards

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