Tips to Help Protect Your Identity When Buying a Home from LifeLock
- You purchased a new home and want to share your address with the world, think again. Try to keep your social media “moving” chatter to a minimum because this will be a dead giveaway to potential identity thieves. NEVER disclose your address on your social media pages.
- During your move, carry only the credit cards you need and stash all the other cards and important documents in a safe to which only you can access. This will help keep your important information safe just incase anything gets lost or stolen during the move.
- Know the dates your new bills regularly arrive on. If a bill is supposed arrive on a certain date and doesn’t, you’ll be able to call and know faster if your mail was intercepted.
- If you changed your bank because of your move and need a new PIN number, pick a number that is unrelated to any of your personal information like birthday, social security number, etc. This will help make it harder for identity thieves to figure out.
- Shred all papers that contain your address or personal information before throwing them in the trash. Even the junk mail, it has your address on it too.
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