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Fight identity theft with tips from the Leon County Sheriff's Office

Identity Theft
Posted at 2:33 PM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 10:19:33-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--You can protect yourself from financial crime with some tips from the Leon County Sheriff's Office. 

-Understand that public Wi-Fi access really does mean public 

-Take care of private documents 

-Keep your mailing address current 

-Keep an eye out on bank and credit card statements 

-Don't give away personal information to the store online

-Use smart passwords

-Be careful with games and memes

-Don't fall for phishing and other scams

-Be stingy with your social security number

-Monitor your credit report

-Pay attention to fraud alerts