Seven Simple Tips To Protect Against Identify Theft

I recently walked out of court with a client after a trial. Although we had won, my client was shaking his head in self-blame, interrogating himself about why he had ever rented to this tenant. Although my client’s ordeal was largely over-we had obtained judgment against the tenant for possession and $8,000.00 in rent, costs, and attorney’s fees-the judgment was not so much a measure of victory as it was a measure of loss, a public reminder of how much my client had allowed a bad tenant to get into him, how much he was now out of pocket for subsidizing the living expense and broken promises of a liar.

Added note- the number for the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General Fraud Hot Line is 1-800-269-0271. You should notify this office if your social security card replacement is stolen.

Think about it: how many kids do you know that use a credit card? How many youngsters under the age of 18 work on a regular payroll (where they get paid by check, not cash)? Not many, I’ll bet. How long do you think that person will be able to work or buy things using your child’s identity? Not long or not at all if you are vigilant from the beginning.

Consider an insurance policy. No there is no insurance available that will replace your entire wallet social security card replacement for you but many identity theft insurance plans come pretty close. For example LifeLock’s WalletLock service will work to get all of your wallet’s contents replaced, excluding the cash and family photos of course, with little effort required on your end.

Step 3- You should destroy old credit card and bank statements and any credit card offers that you receive in the mail. If you don’t have a shredder, you should consider purchasing one.

When the bowler would throw the first ball, the pin setter would pick up the ball and place it on the return rail, then as fast as he could, pick up the pins and place them in the rack. If the pin setter was too slow and the ball reached the bowler before the pin setter was through in the pit the person bowling may throw the ball and catch you in the pit. They usually cannot see you down in the pit, or maybe they can and like to see you jump! We would learn to pick up two pins in each hand and sometimes a fifth pin between the two hands. If it was a strike, you could then pick up all the pins by only bending over twice, five pins each time. The object was to always complete the action before the ball reached the return rack.

Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have exploded in popularity. I’ve often seen profiles of people that also list each member of their family, their photographs, and other identifying information. These social media sites are extremely popular these days, so there are lots of predators that can study each profile. All they have to do is become a member and start searching!

There are many online scams going around. You should never give out your social security number, credit card number, or bank account number to someone that you do not trust. Make sure the company is legitimate before you give out your personal information.

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