Secure your mail: Take outgoing mail to post office collection boxes or the post office. If you won’t be home for several days, request a vacation hold on your mail.When you order new checks, don’t have them mailed to your home, unless you have a secure mailbox with a lock.Consider limiting access to your networking page to a small group of people.
Limit what you carry: When you go out, take only the identification, credit, and debit cards you need. Make a copy of your Medicare card and black out all but the last four digits on the copy.
Carry the copy with you — unless you are going to use your card at the doctor’s office.
Look for the lock before you send personal or financial information online.
Be Alert to Impersonators: Know who is getting your personal or financial information.
That way, if your laptop is stolen, it will be harder for a thief to get at your personal information.
Don’t Overshare on Social Networking Sites: An identity thief can find information about your life, use it to answer ‘challenge’ questions on your accounts, and get access to your money and personal information.Beware Phone Scam: We have received reports of a phone scam telling members they qualify for 0% interest on their credit card.Please beware of any phone calls or emails you receive requesting your personal information.Lock Up Your Laptop: Keep financial information on your laptop only when necessary.Don’t use an automatic login feature that saves your user name and password, and always log off when you’re finished.If you receive suspicious communication and suspect that it is fraudulent, you may call us at (800) 650-6328.