As the weather gets colder we begin to layer our clothing – Make sure when conducting a financial transaction you return all documents, receipts, credit cards and cash into the proper pocket, purse/wallet, even if it requires removing gloves, vests etc.
Exercise and sports during cold weather present other issues – Be confident that you have secured your identity (credit cards, driver’s license, etc.) in secure places when working out at the gym or at the ski resort.
Make a Report – No matter what the season, as soon as you become aware that you have become a victim of Identity Crime, you should immediately make a report to the nearest police agency. Do not wait, because the first step in any identity crime case is the police report.
Shredding is for all seasons – During this time of year you may see an increase in your mail. Make shredding a routine within your household. Shredders also are a recommended gift for anyone during the holiday season.
Donations to charitable organizations – The winter seasons brings with it additional requests for giving. Recommendation is that you KNOW to whom you are giving and when you give you protect your identity.