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- Always secure your key business and personal records including social security card number, credit cards, and bank or financial document in a safe place by locking them in a safe or durable file cabinet.
- If not necessary, never carry such vital information as social security card and signed check leaf when you go outside.
- Further, never carry more than one credit card in your wallet. It is also not advisable to store the ATM card pin number in the wallet.
- Never allow your paid bills to remain in the mailbox, as a thief who searches your mail box can retrieve some of your most important information including name, address, number, bank details, credit card information, and above all your signature, which he may exploit for illicit activities.
- Be careful when you put any kind of business records in the trash, as sometimes these waste papers may prove as a bonanza for identity thieves.
- Likewise, be careful when you converse on the phone. If you receive a phone call requesting for your account details or other personal details, make sure that you are disclosing your important information to only the person concerned. However, it is not advisable to disclose your critical information over the phone.
- Don’t forget to delete or cut off the details of previous or terminated employees’ details from your company or business database.
- Check your credit reports and bank statements in regular intervals, as it helps to easily trace out suspicious transactions.
In case, if your wallet, suit case or bag containing valid information is lost, immediately inform it to your collection agencies, creditors, or credit card companies in order to block your details. It is also important to file a report with your local police, and maintain a copy of it to furnish it as a proof to creditors who may accuse of crime.