Each year, millions of Americans fall prey to identity theft, spending months – even years – and their hard-earned money to reinstate their good names and credit profiles. Your doors and windows may be securely locked, but identity theft knows no bounds.
How do I protect my information and identity?
- Limit unwanted calls and emails
Though you may consider some calls and emails as important, there are those that are plain bothersome and others that may even be illegal. You have the right to curb these calls. (visit www.ftc/bcp/online/pubs/credit/idtheft.htm for more information)
2. Secure your computer
While the internet presents a window into the universal products and services, entertainment and useful information, it also creates prospects for the unscrupulous. There are protective tools you can implement to minimize the risk of scammers, hackers and identity thieves helping themselves to your computer’s information and your online files.
3. Children's Online Safety
The Internet exposes kids to social risks. Discuss these issues with your children and advise them how to be safe and responsible when online.
4. Identity Theft
No one is immune to identity theft. Nevertheless, there are protective measures you can take to minimize the risk. If you suspect someone is using your personal info to open accounts, file taxes or make purchases, visit identityTheft.gov to inform the authorities.
5. Adding Insurance Coverage
Protect Yourself in the event of the unthinkable. Adding identity theft coverage to your NJ Homeowners Insurance Policy is the cheap alternative to the high costs of restoring your good name and credit should you become a victim.
PRIME Insurance is proud to partner with Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Company in offering added identity theft coverage to their signiture homeowners insurance for as little as $28 a year. Visit us at http://www.primeins.com/ for more information about this and other protective plans.
From NJ to California, from Michigan to Texas, from Pennsylvania to Kentucky – all across the 52 states of America in fact - millions of residents become victimized by identity theft. Although everyone should do his or her part to minimize the risks, no one is ever immune. Your best protection to untold financial loss in the event of this form of theft is by adding identity theft coverage to your homeowners insurance policy. Contact PRIME Insurance to find about the cheapest quotes.