Identity Theft – Use Caution!!

With the big security breach at Target and other identity thefts  that happened this time last year, it is important to keep an eye out on the potential for your identity being stolen.

My daughter and one of our friends both shopped at target last year. My daughter ended up getting a new account with a new card to be on the safe side. Who knows what could happen in the future as the aftermath of Targets security theft_2

Perhaps you know someone who has been a victim of identity theft or had their information stolen? We have heard horror stories about this.  Some don’t realize their identity has even been stolen until they are notified their credit limit has been maxed out or their bank account has been cleaned out.  Today, more than ever, this is an escalating problem.

The movies “Catch Me if You Can”  and “Identity Theft” highlighted how easy it used to be  and still is to imitate someone else.  With all the advanced technology and internet capabilities today identity thieves are more stealth!  Think about what would happen if your mobile phone was lost or stolen?  Do you keep website log in’s in your contacts?  How about account numbers, security system codes and so forth.

Click on the link below to read detailed steps you can take now to protect yourself!

Protect Yourself against Identity Theft

About Sara Seasholtz

Sara Seasholtz, CFP®, was voted one of "50 Most Influential Women in Charlotte" by The Mecklenburg Times in 2011, and has assisted her clients with their financial planning needs for over 40 years. Have a financial question? ASK SARA!


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