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1. Avoid Skimmers - Skimmers are little devices placed on card readers, most commonly found on gas pumps and ATMs. Avoid using ATMs and gas pumps. Instead, take out cash or pay for your gas inside at the cash register. This will help you avoid possible skimmers.
2. Change your user names and passwords frequently - Most people keep the same user name and password for every login. While this might be the easiest way to remember your login, it is also the easiest way for thieves to have access to all of your accounts. Change your user name and password regularly, and be sure to mix in capital letters and numbers to make these more difficult to crack!
3. Don't send personal information through technology - Don't respond to emails, texts, or phone calls with personal information. These messages can be intercepted and seen by people who you might not want to have access to your personal information. It is best to just avoid this practice altogether.
4. Check your bank account and transactions often - I would recommend that you check your bank statements at least once a week. Make sure no withdraws or transactions are happening that you are not expecting. If you do see unknown action on your bank statement, contact your bank immediately so they can place a hold on your account and work on getting your money back to you.
5. Obtain identity theft coverage - All of these tips will help you avoid identity theft and fraud, but make sure that you and your family members are protected should the worst happen. Security first offers Identity Protection at different levels and rates, so make sure you call our agency to see what the best coverage is for your family!
Call Fearnow Insurance with any questions about identity theft or any other insurance needs. You can contact us at (813) 689-8878 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit our website at www.fearnowinsurance.com