August 7th to 13th is National Identity Fraud Awareness Week. According to the iii, there were 16.7 million victims of identity fraud, resulting in $16.8 billion stolen in 2017. Identity theft continues to be on the rise and it is important you take precautions to lower your risk of falling victim. Consider these 5 tips for identity theft prevention:
- Secure your Social Security number.
- Shred receipts, credit offers, account statements and expired credit cards.
- Install firewalls and virus-detection software on your computer.
- Create complex passwords for all your personal accounts.
- Review your credit report annually to make sure it does not include accounts you are unaware of.
Should you fall victim to identity theft, Florida Peninsula Insurance Company stands ready to assist you. We offer our policyholders with protection against identity theft for a minimal annual cost of $25. This ID theft protection will restore your credit to the level it was prior to the breach, and will reimburse our policyholders up to $25,000 in out- of- pocket expenses related to reestablishing your credit. To learn more about our ID theft protection and all additional coverage Florida Peninsula offers, contact your agent, or call us at 877-229-2244.
At Florida Peninsula Insurance Company, our number one priority is the safety of you and your family. As such, we provide our insureds with a coverage rich policy, while partnering with insurance professionals throughout the State who can ensure you have the coverage you need. To learn more about Florida Peninsula, please contact us at (877) 229-2244 or visit the Get a Quote section on our website.
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