Protect Yourself from ID Theft

Sifting through items at the old 11Call for Action office brings back great memories of how our volunteers helped so many viewers with consumer issues, retrieving millions of dollars in cash, merchandise, and services.

We're excited about continuing those efforts at our new building.

While digging through our files I stumbled across these identity theft protection handouts. The information still applies since every year more than 10 million people become ID theft victims.

Be sure to get a copy of your credit report every year.

Security breaches at Target, Michaels, and Neiman Marcus mean it's more important now than ever before to police your own accounts.

Take a few minutes to go online everyday and look for any suspicious charges made to your checking account or credit cards.

Also Target warns to be careful of identity protection emails that could show up in your inbox.
Right now crooks are sending them out, hoping you'll click on them. Just remember to go to the Target website and never a link in an email.

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