Preventing Identity Theft

May 6, 2014

Your Identity Belongs to You. Protect It. The best way to protect yourself against identity theft is to prevent it. If your identity is stolen, you’ll be able to lessen problems by being prepared to act quickly. Our homeowner’s coverage can include identity theft protection, so call us today.

Safe Harbor Insurance is on your side. As an independent insurance agency, review multiple insurance companies and compare protection and prices to find the best value for you. We’re your neighbors – we are real members of the Friday Harbor community. We know what’s important for your homeowners’ insurance policy in Washington, and we’re committed to being your advocate in times of need

Start with Good Preventive Habits

  • Leave your Social Security card at home in a safe place.
  • Shred papers with personal information.
  • Reduce your credit card accounts, and carry only the cards you need.
  • Photocopy both sides of your credit cards and store safely.

Watch Your Accounts Closely

  • Review balances and transactions often by phone or online.
  • Make sure every transaction on your credit card statements is accurate.
  • Sign up with Experian, Transunion and Equifax. Stagger your requests to get a free credit report every four months or sign up for credit watch service that will report directly to you.

If Identity Theft Happens to You

  • Report to the police immediately and make several copies of police report.
  • Call your credit card companies and ask where to send a copy of the police report.
  • File a Federal Trade Commission ID Theft Complaint and Identity Theft Affidavit.
  • Have your bank place an alert on your driver’s license number and Social Security number, and freeze your account.
  • Call fraud units of the credit report agencies Experian, Equifax and Transunion.

Safe Harbor Insurance knows that in Washington, there are as many unique insurance needs as we have neighbors who live here! To talk with one of our helpful team members about your insurance needs, contact us today.

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