Quick Tips to Avoiding Identity Theft & Fraud

Colorado falls at number 15 on a list of top 15 states with the most identity theft & fraud in 2018.

Take a look at these 4 tips to help avoid identity theft and fraud:


1.) Internet Security is Extremely Important

Along with a strong account password, you’ll want to have a secure email . Your email will serve as your means of password recovery for many websites. We suggest establishing a two-step verification for your email account.

2.) Credit Monitoring

Free services like Credit Karma can help you keep tabs on your credit report. You can get alerts about important file changes and potential signs of identity theft.

 

3.) Account Alerts and Updates

Keep your phone number, email address, and physical address current. An secure online management system can help keep all your information organized and up to date. Signing up for alerts to account will alert you to suspicious activity.

4.) The Nigerian Prince Doesn’t Need Your Help

Common sense is your best ally. If you don’t recognize the email/sender, don’t open it. If you don’t know the source of the file, don’t download it. Never send account usernames and passwords through email or text, and definitely don’t enter financial or personal information on websites that lack the “https” prefix in the URL.

We offer identity protection coverage with our Homeowners policies and work with partners in the community to offer you a variety of ways to protect yourself. Call, email, or click here to set up an appointment.


John Stringfellow, Farmers Agent
303-443-1288
jstringfellow@farmersagent.com
1919 8th St, Boulder 80302


References:
  1. https://www.propertycasualty360.com/2018/10/22/15-states-with-the-most-identity-theft-fraud-in-20/?kw=15%20states%20with%20the%20most%20identity%20theft%20%26%20fraud%20in%202018&et=editorial&bu=PC360&cn=20181220&src=EMC-Email&pt=Daily

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