LifeLock Tips to Help Protect Your Identity When Buying a Home

Tips to Help Protect Your Identity When Buying a Home #LifeLock

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 Tips to Help Protect Your Identity When Buying a Home #LifeLock  
We moved into our home a couple of years ago. The move was one of the most exciting times of our lives. We were so excited that we were going to have our first home as a family of 3 and a home for Baybah to grow up in.  During the excitement of the move, it is important to remember to take precautions to help protect your identity.  LifeLock has shared with us some great tips to remember when you purchase a new home.

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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Lauren is the owner and writer for Crazy About My Baybah. She is a mom that is crazy about her family, art, photography, getting fit, Disney, and living in Las Vegas.

Comments

  1. Great tips! I need a shredder.

  2. Very good tips.

  3. Great tips. Our shredder broke and we still need to replace it!

  4. Thanks for the tips. I would hate for someone to steal my identity.

  5. Great tips, buying a home is stressful and busy, and it is easy to let something slip through the cracks.

  6. Great tips! I never thought about how buying a home could put you at risk.

  7. I shred everything, everything, everything. I actually have a stack next to me that needs to be done. Thanks for the reminder!

  8. Very helpful tips

  9. I try to get am much as possible sent electronically so I don’t have to worry about my mail being stolen and my identity taken.

  10. Keeping one’s identity safe really is just a matter of being a bit more cautious and having some common sense. Those are all things that should be obvious for us to do, but so many of us don’t really think of them!

  11. We shred as much as we can, we actually bought a shredder as a Christmas gift for a family member. Figured it could save them their identity.

    Great Post, thanks for sharing.

  12. great security system!

  13. These are great tips especially because we are moving this summer. I’ll be sure to come back to your post when it gets closer to the time to move so I can be sure we are doing everything correctly to protect our identities.

  14. “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.”

    Being so involved online, this point is definitely important to remember!

  15. Great tips, thanks for sharing.

  16. great tips! We are in desperate need of a shredder

  17. Great tips! We’re not moving any time soon even though I’d love a newer & bigger house!

  18. Great tips! I shred EVERYTHING!! My husband thinks I’m a little crazy, but I don’t care! LOL!

  19. We found out my identity was stolen before we bought our house. It was a nightmare.

  20. These are all such great tips – I need to get better at using my shredder! Definitely the safe thing to do!

  21. These are all great tips when moving and buying a new home! It can be SUCH a hassle.

  22. Our shredder broke, so I’m making that a top priority to get a new one! Thanks for sharing!

  23. These are wonderful tips and since the home buying process is stressful enough, it’s good to know how to protect yourself during this vulnerable time.

  24. These are great tips!!

  25. Great tips we have a shredder

  26. Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

  27. These are really great tips.

  28. Great tips! Our shredder broke but I pile my papers and take a batch to my moms when I get a full box LOL

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