Your Identity

  • Never share personal information by telephone
  • Secure items that contain personal information in a safe place
  • Shred unneeded documents containing personal information
  • Destroy all charge receipts
  • Pay attention to billing cycles and contact creditors if bills do not arrive
  • Review credit reports annually free at
  • Mail stamped, outgoing bills directly from a local post office or US Mail box
  • Do not carry your social security or excess credit cards unless absolutely necessary