There is no way to totally eliminate the risk of having your identity stolen. Personal information is on file everywhere – government entities, healthcare providers, financial institutions, websites, and businesses, just to name a few. There are, however, steps you can take to protect yourself from identity theft in Tennessee.
Be sure to check your privacy and security settings regularly. Pay close attention to your location settings. When enabled, these may expose where you are to your connections on social media sites.
This refers to both the networks you connect to and who you accept as a friend or follower on social media. Unsecure wi-fi and Bluetooth networks can pose a risk to your information, so it is best to only connect to networks you trust. The same goes for social media – make sure your profile is private, and only accept people you know and trust into your network.
No matter how quickly you intend to return to your device, lock it when you step away. It takes only seconds for a thief to insert a USB or other device to take information off your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
Even if you follow this advice, your information could still be exposed. Data breaches are in the news daily, and often affect millions of consumers. Protect yourself before the next one occurs with Zander Identity Theft Solutions. We are the only identity protection service endorsed by Dave Ramsey, and offer benefits including full restoration services, 24/7 support, and $1 million in stolen funds and expense reimbursement. Check out our affordable Identity Theft Protection Plans starting at less than $7/month.