- What do you know about it? I am sure you are informed, aware and mindful of protecting your identity in everyday scenarios. Such as, sign your Credit Card, don’t leave your purse or computer in a vehicle, don’t wire money to anyone that you don’t know. All great steps to take in protecting your ID.
- Are you doing everything you can to protect yourself? Purchasing Credit Protection, making passwords hard to hack, and securing your cellphone with a locking feature. Again, great steps to protect your identity.
You are well informed. You watch the news, read the headlines, use antivirus, and never click on a link in a suspicious email. It isn’t like you bury your head in the sand and try to avoid the technology world, hoping it won’t be here to stay. (I know there are still some of you out there.)
I am here to tell you, if I were a betting person, I would bet you have no idea, that you have barely touched the surface of what you should know or what you should do to protect yourself. I was forced into reality when I attended a Cyber Security and Identity Theft seminar. I learned there are some variables that are out of our hands, like copiers being sold to overseas companies, with all the data still intact of every copy that was ever created from that machine. With free software every image can be viewed again. Ever give you Social Security card or Driver’s License to a business because they needed to make a copy for their records? If you are concerned, and you should be, call your State Elected Officials. Beyond that, what do you need to do and know?
So, in summary; three take a way’s:
- I am vulnerable to identity theft. I am certain you are also.
- I feel that I am equipped with knowledge to protect my identity without living under a rock.
- ID Shield by Legal Shield is a product that is serviced by a very trusted company, Kroll Worldwide. Check out the website of Bill Walker, Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist, the presenter of the seminar, for more information on this product.
Bottom-line, protect yourself with knowledge and tools that are available. Don’t bury your head in the sand or hide under a bed and CERTAINLY don’t hide your money under your mattress. Educate yourself and protect yourself with the resources available.
If you need assistance securing your office computer data and records, contact us. We can help.
***Watch for an update on Identity Theft seminar coming to our Business Warrior readers, possibly as early as this spring.