Is it terrible that I am still recovering from the Fourth of July. I guess that birthday finally caught up with me….extra years be dragging me down.
This week I finally get to show you all of those outdoor projects that we have slaved over for the last four rainy weekends. I may or may not be doing the cabbage patch behind my screen here.
Before we take this fiesta outside, I want to talk about all the creepers just waiting to pounce on your financials. We all spend a lot of time behind the screen, but there are tons of people making their living off of your computer time. Almost eight and a half million adults a year are victims of identity fraud losing over $50 billion dollars. We probably all know someone who has been affected, in fact Tim and I have both taken a ride on the crazy train that is getting your identity back. It is a heck of a ride let me tell you.
Did you know that the easiest way to prevent identity theft is just to be aware of your accounts. It’s that easy…just check your statements for strange activity. An easy step that so many people don’t take.
You can shred documents, secure your personal information, and use an antivirus but using common sense when providing information is one of the best ways to protect yourself. Make sure you have initiated contact and you know who you are dealing with when you give out data. Shop on trusted sites, and people please don’t give out your social security number.
Take a minute today to check your bank account. Then do it for the next 66 days and you officially have a very safe habit. You’re welcome.
Have you ever been affected by identity theft?
Do you check your bank accounts on the regular?
Ever used LifeLock, how did that go?