- “Dumpster diving” identity thieves go through your trash to look for papers with personal information. Super gross, but true!
- Some thieves file a change of address form at the Post Office and divert your billing statements to another location. So it may not be a good thing if you suddenly stop getting bills.
- Old-fashioned methods like stealing your papers from your mailbox or from your purse work just as well too.
Of course, doing business online or over the phone comes with a few dangers as well. Stay alert for suspicious callers and fishy e-mails (no, that Nigerian Prince is not going to wire you one hundred thousand dollars…sorry). And whatever system you prefer, always monitor your bank and credit accounts closely.
My staff can help you work through any questions you may have. Contact us today at 858-487-9200.