Identity Theft: Steps to Protect Yourself
With reports of Social Security number breaches and identity theft concerns seeming to dominate much of the media these days, the very serious question of “How can I know if someone has assumed my identity by taking my Social Security number?” arises in the minds of many folks. Today alone, for example, a Google alert search using the term “Social Security” produced a series of news reports in which 60% of the headlines dealt with identity theft and the implications of the massive Capital One security breach announced a few days ago.
With the frequency of these problems continuing to grow, it’s clear that everyone needs to be aware of steps they can take to protect themselves or to at least be aware that they may be falling into the “victim” category. A post today on the Times Square Chronicles website itemizes six specific situations concerned folks should watch out for if they suspect that their Social Security number is being misused.
The post closes with a section on steps one should take if it is determined that their Social Number has been compromised. To access this post, click here…