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Protect Your Social Security Information
 
Don’t carry your social security card in your wallet. If a company utilizes your social security number as your customer number, ask them to change it.
 
Avoid giving out your social security number unless it is absolutely necessary – such as to a government organization or when obtaining a new job – and always ask why providing your social security number is required.

Beware of Phishing
 
If someone posing as a bank, store or other enterprise contacts you to provide or verify sensitive information such as account numbers or passwords, be wary. Legitimate companies do not request this type of information through solicitations.
 
If you receive such a request, contact (or visit if possible) the bank, company or website directly and verify why the information is required.
 
Do not directly reply to (or link from) an email, phone call or letter requesting sensitive data – even if it seems legitimate – as this could potentially send your information right into the hands of scammers.

Shred Everything Containing Your Identity
 
Use a micro-cut, cross-cut or “confetti” shredder to dispose of bank statements, credit card bills, convenience checks, old credit cards and other items with personal information.
 
Scammers use these items to open new accounts in your name or withdraw on your existing accounts.

Guard all Your Credit Cards
 
Make a phone list of your credit card issuers (usually found on the back of each card) and store in a safe place. In the event that your cards are lost or stolen, having these phone numbers will enable you to contact the card issuer quickly, minimizing your liability.
 
Be sure to shred any “pre-approved” card offers before disposing of them. You can minimize the number of pre-approved offers you receive by calling 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688).Never write your full credit card number on a check. Instead, write “ends in” and then the last 4 digits of your card number. This is all companies need to match you to your payment.

Manage Mail Carefully, Every Day
 
Be sure to collect your mail as soon as possible. A box bulging with letters, bills and catalogs are an identity thief’s dream – and your worst nightmare.
 
If you are not able to pick up your mail for an extended period of time, have a neighbor collect it or request that the post office hold it for you.
 
Bring any outgoing mail to the post office or drop it into a secure drop box – placing bill payments in your personal mailbox can provide identity thieves easy access to all the information they need to start racking up fraudulent charges in your name.
 
If you must place outgoing mail in your box, do not raise your mailbox’s flag – your letter carrier will know to collect your outgoing mail even if the flag isn’t used.

Zero Out & Destroy Old Hard Drives
 
When disposing of an old computer, be sure to wipe or destroy the hard drive first. Properly wiping the data from a hard drive requires special software, as simply deleting files – and even formatting the drive – leaves your data intact enough that even a novice thief could recover your information.
 
If you do not have the adequate “wiping” program, then remove your hard drive from the system and destroy it… open the old drive, tear it apart, scratch and break the hard disk, etc.
 
The key is to sufficiently destroy the disc and its contents to render them completely unrecoverable.

Passwords & Smart Surfing Online
 
Computer passwords should be at least 8 characters, utilizing a combination of letters and numbers.
 
Protect your computer with a firewall and spyware detection and virus protection software.
 
Update and run spyware detection and virus protection software at least once a month.
 
Do not open emails or files – or click on hyperlinks – that come from unknown sources.

Do You Know The Impact of Identity Theft?

Direct and indirect losses from identity theft totaled $16 billion in 2017.

SAN FRANCISCO, February 1, 2017 – The 2017 Identity Fraud Study released today by Javelin Strategy & Research (@JavelinStrategy), revealed that the identity fraud incidence rate increased by sixteen percent, a record high since Javelin Strategy & Research began tracking identity fraud in 2003. The study found that despite the efforts of the industry, fraudsters successfully adapted to net two million more victims this year with the amount fraudsters took rising by nearly one billion dollars to $16 billion.

Tracking by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and CyberScout shows that there were 791 data breaches reported in the U.S. by the end of June 2017. This is a 29 percent increase over the same period in 2016, and the highest number recorded for any half-year period.1 At this rate, the ITRC estimates that the number of breaches will reach 1,500 by the end of 2017, representing a 37 percent annual increase over the record high of 1,093 breaches in 2016.

Fraud leaps to a record high incidence - In 2016, 6.15 percent of consumers became victims of identity fraud, an increase by more than 2 million victims from the previous year. The incidence rate jumped by 16 percent from 2015, the highest incidence since Javelin began tracking identity fraud. This increase was driven by growth in existing card fraud, which saw a significant spike in card-not-present transactions.

Record high incidence of identity fraud – In 2017, 6.64 percent of consumers became victims of identity fraud, an increase of almost one million victims from the previous year. This increase was driven by growth in both existing non-card fraud and account takeover (ATO).

When asked how being a fraud victim made them feel, most respondents (69 percent) said they felt fear regarding their personal financial security. Twenty-three percent said they now feared for their physical safety, and 8 percent reported feeling suicidal.

In 2017, the largest U.S. credit bureau, Equifax, suffered a breach that exposed the personal data of 145 million people, including Social Security numbers. It was among the worst breaches on record because of the amount of sensitive information stolen.

Account takeover continues to be one of the most challenging fraud types for consumers with victims paying an average of $290 in out-of-pocket costs and spending 16 hours on average to resolve. This translates to more than 62.2 million hours of time consumers lost in 2017.

Account takeover grew significantly – Account takeover tripled over 2017, reaching a four-year high. Total ATO losses reached $5.1 billion, a 120 percent increase from 2016.

Victims’ actions following identity theft included selling possessions to pay for expenses and closing financial and online accounts. Nearly one-third had to spend time away from other life experiences, like hobbies or a vacation, and more than 25 percent had to borrow money from family or friends. Taking time off from work and spending time away from family were the second highest responses, both at 22 percent. Relocating or moving and selling possessions were both experienced by 15.3 percent of the respondents.

New-account fraud continues unabated - As EMV cards and terminals continue to permeate the US POS environment, fraudsters shift to fraudulently opening accounts that allow them. At the same time, fraudsters have become better at evading detection, with new-account fraud (NAF) victims being notably more likely to discover fraud through review of their credit report (15 percent) or when they were contacted by a debt collector (13 percent).