Protect Your Identity

What to know and What to do!

Identity theft occurs when someone uses another person’s personal identifying information, like their name, identifying number, or credit card number, without their permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.  The three most common types of identity theft are financial, medical and online.

Routine steps we can all take to protect our personal information and reduce our risk of identity theft. Prevention is the key.  See  5 Ways to Help Protect Your Identity provided by the Federal Trade Commission.

If you are a victim of Identity Theft, you should report it immediately.  See the following Identity Theft Report provided by the Federal Trade Commission.