Valuable Information Your Should Know:
VEHICLE IDENTITY THEFT OCCURS WHEN A PERSON KNOWINGLY USES FALSE OR STOLEN
IDENTIFICATION TO ACQUIRE A VEHICLE.
10 WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT:
- Don’t leave your vehicle registration or proof of insurance in
your car; carry it in your wallet or purse.
- Never give your personal or financial information over the phone
unless you have initiated the contact or know for certain with whom you are
- Don’t give your credit card number over the Internet unless it is
encrypted on a secure site.
- Whenever possible, drop off outgoing mail, especially bill
payments, inside a post office.
- Have your name removed from direct mailing lists. This will stop
the dangerous flow of unwanted credit card offers.
- When you’re out of town, have the post office hold your mail.
- Use direct deposit with your employer if available.
- Shred all financial statements, billing statements and
pre-approved credit card offers before throwing them in the trash. Cross-cut
shredding is best.
- Make sure that no one is standing behind you at an ATM. Someone
may use their cell phone camera to photograph your card number and password.
- Examine your bank and credit card statements each month for
unfamiliar charges or withdrawals.
REMEMBER, IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT AUTO THIEVES,
By protecting your vehicle and being alert,
you can be part of the solution,
and you can save money on your insurance