- 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 www.annualcreditreport.com.
- 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