Each year, more than 15 million Americans have their personal information stolen, including their name, social security number, and bank accounts. Scammers use the information to open credit cards, pay for utilities, and steal government benefits. These identity thieves steal over 16 billion dollars from unsuspecting Americans every year! So, what can you do to protect yourself? Michelle Nutter from the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General is here with some tips!
ID Theft Prevention Tips
- Use ATMs Inside Banks & Stores
- Don’t Complete Unsolicited Surveys
- Don’t Trust Caller ID
- Steer Clear of Public Photocopiers
- Opt Out of Junk Mail
- Shred Materials with Personal Information
Visit the Office of the Attorney General for more information.