Prevent Identity Theft Flagstaff AZ

Learn how acting like the Grinch will protect you from identity thieves.

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2320 E Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ
 
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Prevent Identity Theft

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Of all the things you might want for Christmas this year, a clone of yourself is probably not one of them. But if statistics hold true, in the 12 days leading up to Christmas more than a quarter of a million Americans will lose something that Santa won't be able to replace - their identity.

So to help you keep your good cheer and your identity this holiday, we've taken a look at a dozen ways your identity could disappear this season and what you can do to prevent it:  

1) Phishing - Using bogus emails and Web sites to trick you into revealing confidential financial information has become one of the costliest and most lucrative forms of identity theft.

How Can You Grinch This? Make it a rule to never, ever give any personal, financial, or security (like a password) information to any email request.

2) Bogus Emails - A new variation of an old scam involves the use of email notifications for goods you never ordered. How does it work? A virus is installed on your computer when an attachment is opened, which will then steal passwords and other information and give them to an identity thief.

How Can You Grinch This? Don't open email attachments unless you are expecting them, even if you recognize the sender. Instead check with the sender or vendor first to make sure that the email is legitimate and not a scam. And of course make sure you always have an up-to-date virus protection program on every computer.

3) Skimmers - Small credit and debit card readers are used to steal a copy of your card when you make a payment or use an ATM. In one scam, a group of waiters netted more than $3 million using skimmers to make copies of customer credit cards. ...


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