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Fight Identity Theft: A Safety Checklist

Are you doing all you can to safeguard yourself against identity theft? Print this checklist and see where you stand.

❏  I use strong passwords — with numbers, special characters, and upper and lowercase letters. I keep them to myself. And I don’t use the same one for every account.

❏  I check that I’m on a secure wireless network or encrypted website before I send private information online.

❏  I don’t keep my Social Security card in my wallet. I store it — and all my personal information — in a secure place.

❏  I keep my credit cards secure. When I go out, I carry only what I need for that outing.

❏  I review all my health insurance statements to make sure I received those services.

❏  I review my credit report a few times a year.

❏  I review all my bills and bank statements — and report problems right away.

❏  I shred papers with personal or financial information before I throw them away.

The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and not intended to be nor should be construed as medical or other advice. You should consult your own doctor and/or an appropriate professional to determine what may be right for you. Treatment options mentioned may not be covered by your benefit plan. Check your plan for specific coverage details.

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