I went to my "tax guy" yesterday to have my taxes done. He warned me that identity theft is at a three year high in the U.S. And the scary part, one in four people who were notified of their identity theft were stolen from regardless.
How can you avoid identity theft?
Shred your financial documents - especially around tax season. Scam artists like the rifle through your trash.
Whenever you’re buying things online be sure the site you’re visiting is “safe” - look for an “https” in your address bar.
Be safe and skeptical about how and when you share your personal information online.
And although identity theft is no laughing matter, I could not resist to include the following video...
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