Types of Credit Reports:
-Credit Monitoring System
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Credit Scoring Blunders:
-Identity Theft Basics
& Identity Theft
-Seniors & Identity Theft
-Privacy Questions to Ask
PROTECTING YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
Lottery winners and professional hackers used to be
the only ones that would benefit from lucky numbers.
Figuring out codes was a task achievable only by the best
criminals. Today, because of the frequent use of
passwords and PINS (personal identification numbers), it
has become very easy for thieves to steal your identity
and money and ruin your credit. Therefore it is very
important that you take good care of your personal
information and documents. i.e. credit cards, birth
certificates, etc.. However, the most important piece of
personal information that is commonly overlooked from
protecting is your Social Security Number!
Your social security number is very valuable. If it falls
into the wrong hands, it can be very damaging! A thief
can open up bank accounts in your name, apply for credit
cards and even assume your identity by use of your Social
Security Number! Identity theft is the most damaging
result of someone stealing your Social Security Number.
Therefore, taking care of your social security number is
very important! Learn more about
How can I protect my Social Security Number?
There are several things you can do...
-- Never give out your Social Security Number to anyone unless you
are 100% sure that it is necessary.
-- Never write your Social Security Number on checks.
-- Contact your creditors and request to have a different coded
group of numbers, or password associated with your
account in replace of your Social Security Number.
-- Get a
copy of your credit report once a year to check for
illegal activity. Learn more about
-- Order your Social Security Earnings and Benefits Statement every
year by calling 1-800-772-1213.
More helpful information related to identity theft:
Dealing With Identity Theft
Kids and Identity Theft
We feature a great section that will help
senior citizens understand credit.