Are you doing all you can to keep your identity safe and snug with you, instead of out gallivanting with someone else? This week, I’ve encouraged you to use a locked mailbox, shred your documents, cut off junk mail at the source and clean out your wallet — but what else can you do?
First, have you really checked out ProtectYourIDNow.org yet? The site is full of quizzes, tips and even games to help you keep a lid on your identity. Learning how to protect yourself couldn’t be easier!
A few articles from the PoorerThanYou archives might help, as well. This isn’t the first time we’ve had an Identity Theft week here on PTY! Check these out:
Jury Duty and Other Identity Theft Scams
High Schoolers: Beware of Identity Theft
Tips and Tricks to Get Your Identity Stolen!
David at Money Under 30 has also been covering National Protect Your Identity Week with four posts of his own:
Seven Signs You’re At-Risk for Identity Theft
Beware Credit Card Skimmers and How to Spot Them
Beware Phishing Attempts and How to Spot Them
Everything You Need to Know About Protecting Your Identity
Or, I guess you can do as my friend Sam told me on Twitter and “Be an illegal immigrant and live as a hermit in the mountains.”
David @ Money Under 30 says
Great coverage of National Protect Your Identity Week, Stephanie! Thanks for the links to my series. Cheers!
Good job on your National Protect Your Identity Week posts, Stephanie; they were all excellent reading and very informative. Interesting picture to go with it as well.
Savvy History says
Just checking out what you have to say on this topic since the Capital One breach (and a creepy email I received from them about my email being found on the “dark web”).
There’s so much to learn about this topic! I sure hope it’s touched on with the new financial literacy requirements in our state education department. Maybe I will have to share some of these “fun” websites with the kids in my class (what a fun teacher I am – ha:)