How to protect yourself from ID theft

March 17, 2010 1:39:55 PM PDT
There are signs to watch for and small steps you can take to help protect your identity.
  • Use caution when using your debit/credit card to purchase items/products from websites with the word "cheap" as part of the web address. Your personal information could be sold to the highest bidder.
  • If you think you can get something for nothing, in all likelihood it's a scam.
  • Keep in mind, anytime you give your personal information over the internet, you are leaving a digital thumbprint for a possible suspect.
  • Check your bank accounts/credit card balances daily.