Pre-approved credit card offers are an identity thief's dream. Be sure to dispose of unused pre-approvals properly. Shred any mail that contains personal information.  Here is an Amazon choice for a household shredder.


SSN disclosure happens unnecessarily. Use of outdated forms by doctors offices, schools and camps  often results in SSN exposures when it is not even needed. Submit a SSN  non-disclosure card when your SSN is requested to ensure whether it is or is not actually necessary. Print out a copy to keep on hand

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If you are a victim of identity theft you will need to contact the credit bureaus and government agencies.


ID Protection Tips


Conceal personal information before disposing of it.An identity protection stamp quickly and easily makes information unreadable. Here is an Amazon choice for a quality stamp.

If you lost your wallet would you know exactly what was in it? Take less than 5 minutes to quickly and easily make a copy of your wallet contents. Print out the wallet duplicator and make a photocopy of your wallet's contents.

A credit freeze helps prevent a child's social security from being utilized by a synthetic identity  thief.

A credit freeze helps prevent an Adult's (over age 18) social security from being utilized by a synthetic identity  thief.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Parents  should understand their rights with protecting their child’s personal and educational records.


FERPA- Is a federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children’s educational records, the right to seek to have the records amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information for the education.