Identity Theft

How theives get your information

  • 60% Sort through your trash or presonal computer
  • 25% Scam or Hack you while online
  • 15% Steal your wallet

Ways to Protect yourself

Identity Theft Response

  • File a report with law enforcement
  • Report identity theft at ftc.gov/complaint
  • Place a "Fraud Alert" on one of the Credit Bureaus
  • Close any financial accounts opened or compromised
  • Review SSA.gov Social Security earnings statement
  • Complete IRS Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit

EFIN Facts: Intuit article to check EFIN activity at IRS e-services:
http://IntuitAccountants.com/EFIN-Facts

Free Annual Credit Report:
https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action

Identity theft information and prevention tips:
http://www.identitytheft.info/financial.aspx 

AARP Fraud Watch video series to share with clients:
http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/fraud-watch-network/

PC Magazine Password Manager Reviews:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407168,00.asp