Ways to help protect your family.
- Do not provide your Social Security number or your child's Social Security number unless necessary by law, such as for employment, tax forms or bank records. Schools, day care centers, little league sports associations and the like may ask for your child's Social Security number. This doesn't mean you have to supply it.
- Don't have your driver's license number printed on your checks.
- Do not carry your Social Security card or your child's in your wallet.
- Do not make your PINs or passwords obvious or easy to guess and never carry them in your wallet.
- Shred all sensitive information before throwing in the trash. This includes bank statements, credit card receipts, phone and utility bills and pre-approved credit card offers.
- Monitor your credit report. This one is the most important. No matter how vigilant you are about protecting your personal information, I.D. thieves are resourceful and there can be security breaches that are out of your control.
- Teach or tell your children not to share or give out their Social Security number or personal information without your permission and never respond to any online or email offers.
Credit monitoring has proven to be one of the effective means to help protect yourself and your family against this crime.
Help protect your family against identity theft with Family Secure by monitoring your children's personal information and your credit information. In addition, Family Secure provides dedicated Fraud Resolution support and backs up this product with a $2 Million Guarantee.