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Top 10 Best Practices


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Top 10 Best Practices

  1. Shred all financial documents before throwing them out.
  2. Purchase a locking mailbox or route mail to a post office box.
  3. Distrust e-mail links - instead, type addresses directly into the address box.
  4. Protect your computer with a firewall and anti-virus software.
  5. Don't disclose social security numbers or other confidential information.
  6. Download software with caution - avoid downloads from questionable web sites.
  7. Create unique passwords, commit them to memory.
  8. Don't open e-mail attachments from unknown sources.
  9. Don't put personal information such as your SSN on checks.
  10. Purchase identity theft protection.
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