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The Resource Center Identity Theft & Protection | article

Common Sense Is the Best Fraud Prevention

You know that what seems too good to be true usually is. Apply that concept to your computer, phone and mail activities, and you can avoid being affected by scam artists.

The first rule of fraud prevention: Only do business with reputable companies. If you see a red flag, pursue it carefully. Avoid clicking on suspicious email links and, if you don’t know who is calling you or sending you an offer in the mail, don’t provide them with your personal information.

Most importantly, if you’re concerned about your credit, private data and computer, subscribing to a security solution such as Identity Guard® will help keep you alert to unauthorized changes.

You Can Help Yourself Stay Protected by Keeping These Things in Mind:

  • Don’t visit websites you don’t trust.
  • Request paperless billing from the companies you do business with.
  • Don’t carry all of your personal information on you.
  • Shred your paper documents before you throw them away.

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