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.

  1. Use strong passwords
  2. Check if you email address was breached
  3. Secure your mobile phone
  4. Set privacy and security settings on Facebook
  5. 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.