We all see the news about how thieves are coming up with more creative ways to steal from hardworking Kansans. Just recently, scammers pretending to be police with warrants for arrest almost stole hundreds from a local Wichita woman. The numbers are steadily increasing each year for identity theft. With the popularity of digital banking, we’re making it even easier for them to steal from us. So here are four tips to help keep your identity and your checkbook safe.
Be smart about your trash: Before you toss an old credit card in the trash, make sure you shred it. This includes other important documents such as bank documents or anything with personal information on it.
Facebook isn’t private: Sure you may have all the privacy settings as high as possible, but that doesn’t mean that someone can’t access your online information. Never post your full birth date, home address, pet’s names or anything that could be used to impersonate you. This goes for any social media outlet or website.
Be cautious about friends and family: Having your email hacked doesn’t seem that harmful, but email addresses of family and friends can be easily stolen. Scammers will then try to impersonate you to your family and friends asking for money for bail or medical care.
They’re offering you a “job”: In case you haven’t seen the scams offering “quick cash,” you should know that you are more likely to lose money than make money. Any job asking you to send money via wire transfer before you can start to make money should be a red flag. Just like any other job, you shouldn’t have to pay up front to start working.
If you have had a Kansas car wreck injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.
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