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March 23, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 130

Your credit score is one of the most important things that you will have to manage as an adult. Your credit score is the number one thing that lenders will look at if you ever need to loan money to buy a home, car, or need a little extra cash. Since it is so important, it is important to always know your credit score and how it affects you. By knowing your score you will be able to tell if there is anything being reported that should not be there. You will also be able to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity. Unfortunately, criminals can hack your information, steal your identity, or even spend your money all without you knowing. This article will take a look at some of the different ways that a criminal can access your information. By knowing these tricks you will be better able to arm yourself.

Do you shred all documents that you get that contain your personal information? If you said no, then you might be able to have your identity stolen. Believe it or not, but criminals are not above digging through your trash to get your personal information. This can include back statements, bills, or credit cards. If you are ever in doubt you need to shred or cut it up. An obvious way that criminals can get your information is to steal it. If you are out and about and notice that your wallet is missing, do not waste any extra time, Call your card companies and banks and have them freeze your accounts or change them all together. By doing this as quickly as you can, you decrease the chances of criminals racking up charges in your name.

Criminals are also smart enough to send you fake emails and letters. Your bank should never send you an email asking for your personal information. Also, do not be fooled by those credit card offers. Sure it looks appeasing, but you just never know where it came from. Unless you know for sure do not send your information. Are you still in doubt? Call the company and make sure they have a legitimate reason to need your information. You will probably find that they did not send the information.

One place that you may have not thought about is at a restaurant. Some criminals will work in a restaurant setting just to steal a customer's information. They can take a carbon copy of your card or steal the number if you leave it face up on the table. There is no secure way to prevent this but when you are at the table, make sure that the card is face down and nobody can see the numbers.

Ever get a phone call late at night from a jail house? Well it could be a scam. Unfortunately, criminals in jail can call just about anyone and obtain money by saying that they are a loved one of yours. If you do receive one of these phone calls do not give any information on the phone unless you know it's a legitimate call.

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