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Prevent Identity Theft Over the Holiday Season

The holiday season is undoubtedly one of the busiest shopping times of the year. As such, purchases made during this busy time of year could expose you to hackers and scammers looking to steal your identity and drain your bank account. Consider the following tips to protect your information, and wallet during this holiday season: Purchase items using cash or credit cards to limit the use of your debit card. It is much easier for hackers to obtain your information from online purchases. If possible, shop in-store rather than shopping online. If you are doing some online shopping, be sure your computer is equipped with antivirus software and firewalls. Shred any documents containing personal information, such as your social security number, driver's license number, bills, and bank statements. Give yourself the gift of identity theft coverage. Florida Peninsula offers an economical endorsement which can be added to their policies providing assistance if you ever ...

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#FightingFraudFriday: Avoiding "Dumpster Divers"

  One man's trash is an identity thief's treasure. As crazy as it sounds, identity thieves can find valuable information in what you are throwing away. Unknowingly, our trash bins can be filled with personal information including bank statements, credit card numbers and more. What is known as "dumpster diving" may not be the most sophisticated type of identity theft, but it can still cause severe damage to its victims.  You may not be able to keep divers out of your trash, but you can stop them from finding treasure by following these tips: Shred any documents containing personal information, such as your social security number, driver's license number, bills, and bank statements.  If you are getting rid of an old credit or debit card, make sure you cut it up into several pieces before throwing it away.  Use caution when discarding unwanted junk mail. Some junk mail, including pre-approved credit cards may allow a crook to open an unauthorized account under you ...

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