Identity Theft Can Happen Where You Least Suspect
Tips to protect yourself
- Duration 2:43
- Date Dec 11, 2011
Tips to protect yourself
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Keep an eye on your wallet especially this season millions of people will get there identity stolen.
And it can happen in places -- doing that -- expect.
In today's take charge consumer protection segment seat if you are at risk we're joined by Roberts is silly on -- Some Mac -- he consulted identity theft expert we don't want this to happen so we're so glad you're here.
There are some amazing places you can have your identity stolen that we wouldn't think of tell us a few.
Well you wouldn't think that die are getting released on your farmer says to the doctor's office -- -- your mortgage broker.
But the fact is all these places where we go that that service our needs.
Are places that also have our personal identifying information on on file.
What is said information what should -- be cautious about giving now it's.
Well keep in mind that your Social Security number really is the key to the kingdom and any entity that has had on file are in a database for that matter.
Makes it vulnerable and so what ever at any time you give up that information even credit card information it put you you're right -- at risk.
Okay then add your birth date in your dress and everything and it can be a recipe for disaster we hear those stories we're doctors' offices sometimes don't shred documents and that information can get out.
You also warning that.
And I don't either your friends your family is someone that -- loves you sent it to you.
And you what you have to do is then click the link you open it -- you might have to download a player and once you do that it could very well infect -- machine.
Some value get a virus and beyond that they might ask you to click on certain links to -- to -- identifying information and ultimately that could compromise your identity.
Just amazing did you think about maybe when you give you credit card in the stores someone might write the number down its standing next to you really wouldn't think about the pharmacy of the doctor's office.
So we appreciate the information Robert what steps should we tape right now to protect our identity especially this.
Time -- year.
So first and foremost I definitely recommend investing in.
I antivirus anti virus that protect your PC into -- to -- spyware.
If you fishing to make sure that -- are your PC is secure because you know Cyber Monday we get out tremendous a lot of shopping online and -- the holiday season the same thing.
And also consider identity theft protection it's up -- -- the credit freeze a credit freeze locked on your identity signal can open up new accounts on your name.
So check your credit report it when you get -- -- you're satisfied with it -- it so that no one else can apply for credit with your information that's a great tip.
Thank you so much Robert great to have you here.
We hope nobody has to deal with this this holiday season thanks.