This week I asked my students a simple question:
What are the MOST effective steps can you take today to prevent yourself from becoming a Identity Theft victim?
A) Collect your mail promptly?
B) Take measures to secure your Social Security number (SSN)?
C) Enable the every security feature on all mobile & electronic devices?
D) Contact the three major credit reporting agencies to request a freeze of your credit reports?
Take your best guess… I bet you’ll be surprised by the answer!
(Hint: It’s not as cut-and-dry as you might think.)
To your survival,
PS: An identity theft is committed every few seconds in the US, at an average cost of $3,000 to $10,000 to fix the problem per victim!