Use these tips to manage your personal information wisely and to minimize the risk of having it stolen.
Resources & Tools
Protecting your private information is the single most important thing you can do to prevent identity theft. The articles and resources below can help you understand what kind of information criminals are looking for, how they steal it, and what you can do to protect it.
Learn about the ways you share personal information without even realizing it, and how identity thieves can use those details to open new charge accounts, order merchandise, or borrow money.
This booklet – “Privacy Choices for Your Personal Financial Information” from the Federal Trade Commission – provides an overview of the ways you can limit the personal details you share with businesses and how to protect your personal information.