Posted on 8/10/2015 8:01 AM By Keith Savino
Do you remember a time when you could simply tear up a piece of paper and toss it in the trash? You could carry your Social Security card in your wallet? It’s amazing how much the world has changed in the last 20 years, that a person can “Google” your name and zero in on the exact location of your home, complete with Street View images. Your identity is no longer safe. At this moment, there is at least one individual looking to steal your identification and use all of your personal information for their own private use. And almost always, by the time you realize that something is askew … the damage is done. It can take years and thousands of dollars to rectify.
Because it is vitally important to protect all aspects of your identity, below is a list of tips on how to keep it safe:
1. Use a paper shredder. Carefully watch what you throw out. Shred any papers or statements that contain personal facts about you, including your date of birth and any of the following numbe ...