- Identity theft prevention at a glance
Use a close-fitting pouch or hidden wallet.
Don’t carry a Social Security card.
Deposit all outgoing mail inside the post office.
Use a cross-cut shredder on all financial and health documents.
Get a free copy of your credit report once a year.
Sign up for the National Do Not Call Registry.
Do not give to charities who solicit by telephone or door-to-door.
Get three written bids before contracting for home improvements.
Check out contractors with the Better Business Bureau before hiring one.
Don’t do business with door-to-door salesmen or women.
Only sign contracts with a second person present, and make sure you get a copy to keep.
Consult with an attorney to discuss “advance directives.”
— Information provided by the Lodi Police Department Crime Prevention
Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 am
Ever try to pay for gas and found your credit card maxed out? Or has an impersonator called your house phone pretending to be a relative stranded in Mexico? How about that random guy you saw going through your trash?
These are all signs that you may have been the target of identity theft, and those who attended the fraud prevention seminar at the Lodi Public Library on Monday evening learned a few steps to protect themselves from these scams. Volunteers from the Lodi Police Department offered tips on how to determine if you’ve been targeted, and what to do about it.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 am.
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