Identity theft is a serious crime which occurs when your personal information is stolen and used to commit fraud or other crimes. You can help deter identity thieves by taking the following steps:
- Shred any documents with personal information or numbers before you discard it.
- Never click on links sent in unsolicited emails. Use firewalls and anti- spyware on your home computers.
- Protect your social security number and ask to use another identifier, when possible.
- Keep your employees’ social security information in a secure place.