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10 Ways to Avoid Identity Theft

From AARP Secure Your Mail Get a locking mailbox or use a PO box. Almost 60 percent of Americans do not lock their mailbox. Limit What Is Mailed to You Get online accounts for all bank and credit cards. Nineteen percent of Americans over 50 have not set up online access to their financial accounts…. Read more »

Tips for Protecting Your Electronic Devices

Source from AARP.com, by Sid Kirchheimer Protect those presents Whether Santa delivered the latest-and-greatest gizmo or old-school technology, secure it. For smartphones, at the very least use the security software that is recommended by your carrier or phone manufacturer. Free products such as Lookout Mobile Security are available for Android and iPhones; AT&T now preloads it on its handsets…. Read more »

Guard Your Medical ID

Source from AARP Bulletin, written by Sid Kirchheimer Financial identity theft may dominate the headlines, yet there’s a bigger threat that goes beyond what’s in your wallet or bank account. It’s medical identity theft, up about 20% last year. Crooks use your insurance or personal information to get treatment or medication, or to submit false… Read more »

6 Places Never to Use a Debit Card

Written by Sid Kirchheimer, from AARP Credit or debit? Although both cards look the same, they offer different protections. Under federal law, if your credit card is used to make unauthorized charges after it is lost or stolen, you’re liable for only $50 — no matter the amount and with no time restrictions to report the… Read more »