Have you ever wondered what you could do to protect your digital identity and reduce the risk and impact of identity theft? Here is a list of five actions you can take to reduce your risk. Each of these suggestions has a link to a website where you can learn more about how to do this.
- Use strong passwords
- Check if you email address was breached
- Secure your mobile phone
- Set privacy and security settings on Facebook
- Secure your home WIFI router
You may want to test to see if your child is a victim of identity theft. One way to do this is to check if they have an existing credit file. Children normally don’t have a credit file so if you find one, it may be that they have fallen victim.