Tips for protecting your financial information:
- Keep your social security card in a secure location. Do not carry your social security card on your person i.e. in a wallet or purse.
- Never share your social security number or other personally identifiable information in an environment where others can hear you.
- Be suspicious of email requests asking for financial information or personally identifiable information.
- If you think you have been a victim of identity theft or other financial fraud contact all three credit agencies to initiate a fraud alert.
Your financial information is sensitive and should be kept confidential. You should keep your financial information and other personally identifiable information private. Unfortunately, there are criminals who prey on unsuspecting people and commit fraudulent activities. With the right information, the wrong person could make charges to your accounts, open new credit accounts or even file your taxes and receive your tax return.