Dan Bayless Attorney at Law
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Dan Bayless Attorney at Law

106 W Houston St.
Cleveland, TX 77327-4410

Dan Bayless Attorney at Law
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Protect Yourself

Identity theft has become a booming business in our technological age, and with each advancement in technology, another opportunity for thieves opens up. The best way to protect yourself from identity theft is to be vigilant.

Protect Yourself1. Use the www.annualcreditreport.com website listed on our Useful Links tab to get a copy of your credit report from one of the three credit major credit bureaus. By federal law, you are entitled to a free copy of this report once each year from each of the three credit bureaus. (Make sure you have plenty of paper in your printer the first time you do this, as you may be surprised by the number of entries you’ll find on your credit history.) Get a copy from alternating credit bureaus every four months to stay current, so you’ll know of any attempted activities in your name, at no cost to you. Be sure to store your password in a safe location.

2. Close any unused accounts. Each of these unnecessary credit accounts creates an opportunity for identity thieves to gain access to your credit.

3. Lock and password protect your credit report with each credit bureau to be certain that no intruder is able to gain access to your credit without your knowledge. Be sure to unlock your credit each time you apply for a loan or a new credit card, then immediately lock it again to maintain your protection.

4. Download a copy from one of the other two credit bureaus every four months.

5. Buy a crosscut shredder and use it. Keep all monthly bills, especially credit cards and bank statements, for as long as recommended by your tax preparer, then destroy them, either by burning or shredding them.

 

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