Tips On Protecting Your Financial Information
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Avoid sharing personal details that are often used to access financial accounts-such as your birth date, home address and mother’s maiden name.

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(NAPSW)—By partnering with financial institutions—such as banks, credit unions and credit card companies—and taking a few easy steps, you can help to protect yourself from fraud.

Guard personal and financial information: Take extra measures to protect your Social Security number. That means not sharing it unnecessarily, not using it as your password and not carrying information with you that contains the number. You should also avoid sharing personal details that are often used to access financial accounts—such as your birth date, home address and mother’s maiden name.

Monitor your accounts: Remember to review account activity regularly, especially during the holiday shopping season, when you may be spending more than usual. By monitoring your accounts online—at your bank and credit card websites—and setting up account alerts that can be sent via e-mail or mobile device, you can spot suspicious activity early. Notify your financial institution immediately of any unknown or suspicious transactions.

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