With more geniuses and computer savvy hackers lurking about on the Internet, more and more people have become victims of identity theft. Of course, as time passes these sly thinkers keep formulating even more ways to improve their mode of operation.
To reduce the risk of being a victim, here are some precautionary steps that you should take so that your identity won’t be stolen.
Credit Card Diet
First off, you should learn to reduce the number of debit and credit cards that you carry on your wallet. It is recommended that you don’t use debit cards, due to the high potential losses you could get on your checking account. Instead, you should just carry 1 or 2 credit cards in your wallet, along with your ATM card. Nevertheless, the popularity of debit cards is unquestionable and if you really want to use them take full advantage of your accounts online access feature to monitor the activity of your account. It’s important that you do this monitoring frequently. If you see any irregularity with your account, then you should report it to your financial institution/bank immediately.