Protecting Your Data: Practical Steps to Prevent Identity Theft

In our technology-driven world, identity theft is a major concern. The threat of someone stealing personal information such as Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, or bank account details is a growing fear for many.  It’s important to be able to understand the tricks fraudsters use and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft.

Protecting Your Financial Accounts From Fraud

Fraudsters use tricky methods like phishing to steal your information. Phishing means trying to get your personal info through emails, texts, or calls. Look out for signs like urgent messages, strange senders, or odd timing. If you suspect fraudulent activity, tell your financial institution right away and keep an eye on your credit report. Heartland's Credit Score Manager can help, and you can report fraud at identity theft websites. Stay safe! 

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