Financial Data Security Checkup

You can buy a lock for your valuables… but what about protection for your financial data?  When it comes to protecting your intangible valuables like credit card information, bank
statements and Social Security data, you are your own best line of defense. Use this quick list to make sure your info is protected from financial data thieves’ sticky fingers:

Know your credit report.

You can get one free annual credit report from each of the three main credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax, Transunion)—space them out so you catch any fraudulent activity throughout the year.

Put your wallet on a diet.

Keep only the credit cards you need with you, and don’t keep your Social Security card in there unless you absolutely need the hard copy that day.

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