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Identity Theft Tips

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Identity theft is a serious offense and a crime that can have lasting ramifications for the victims. Below are some helpful tips you can use to protect yourself from identity theft:

PREVENTION:

  • Shred financial documents and paperwork
  • Protect your Social Security Number and other personal information, and never share it over the phone
  • Don’t respond to unsolicited emails claiming to be from banks or other institutions that seek information from you
  • Keep your personal information in a secure place where it can’t be taken by others

DETECTION:

  • Be alert for the following:
    • For bills that don’t arrive as expected
    • For unexpected credit card bills
    • For calls about purchases you did not make

  • Review your Credit Report (it’s free once a year) - Go to www.annualcreditreport.com or call 1-(877)-322-8228
  • Review your financial statements for charges you did not make

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE A VICTIM:

  • Place a Fraud Alert on your credit reports through Equifax, Experien and TransUnion – Call 1-(800)-525-6285 or 1-(888)-EXPERIAN or 1-(800)-680-7289. You only need to call one of these companies to place the alert through all three
  • Close accounts: Close any accounts that have been tampered with or established fraudulently
  • File a police report – You can do this where you live, or where the crime took place
  • Report the theft to the Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov/idtheft or by calling 1-(877)-ID-THEFT)

This information is provided by the Federal Trade Commission and the Wenatchee Police Department. For further information, visit the FTC web site at www.ftc.gov/idtheft