Finishing off the blog we started last week, we hope your 2013 is off to a good start and have 2 more suggestions for new year’s resolutions to help make 2013 a year with decreased identity theft.
#3. Give your computer a fresh start: There are all kinds of nasty viruses out there which identity thieves use to commit their crimes. The best line of defense against these crooks is to be sure that you have an up-to-date antivirus installed on your computer. Make sure all of the recommended patches are also updated and that your wireless network has a good strong password.
#4. Especially because its FREE monitor your credit reports. One of the best ways to nip ID theft in the bud is by monitoring your credit reports. You can do this for free at www.annualcreditreport.com . There are three major credit reporting agencies and consumers can receive one free report from each, every year. If you stagger your requests and pull one every four months, you can monitor your credit for free.
Again, here’s to a safe and happy New Year!
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