Identity Theft, Are You Next? How Can You Protect Yourself?

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( — June 5, 2013) Barrington, IL — David Reedy, a senior  independent associate of Legal Shield in Barrington IL answers the question  “Identity Theft, Are You Next? How can you protect yourself?”

By the time you are finished ready this article someone’s identity probably will be stolen and they will spend a lot of time and money trying to restore their credit.

Here’s a great article from Smart Money “How to Protect yourself from Identity Theft”. The quick takeaways are;

Think like a thief. Before you throw anything away, look to see whether it has any valuable identifying information that could be used by someone to steal your identity.

A.)   Shred it

B.)   Stash it

C.)   Lock it up

David Reedy a senior independent associate of LegalShield in Barrington IL stated “One of the worst things is that you don’t know what happened until your bank account is wiped out or your credit is ruined “.

A Princeton, N.J.-based company, which handles 100 million credit-card transactions per month for more than 250,000 U.S. businesses, disclosed that hackers may have gained access to credit card magnetic strips, including credit-card numbers and expiration dates, which can be used to duplicate a card.

When interviewed David Reedy shared five steps he takes to protect his identity.

  1. Checks credit report monthly
  2. Reviews credit card statements
  3. No debit card
  4. Has a good shredder
  5. Purchased an Identity theft plan

Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft. There are four main ways to do it: know who you share information with; store and dispose of your personal information securely, especially your Social Security number; ask questions before deciding to share your personal information; and maintain appropriate security on your computers and other electronic devices.

Go get a free copy of your credit report today and start taking the first steps to protecting yourself from identity theft!



David Reedy is a Senior independent associate for Legal Shield.

Now with over 4 million users, LegalShield not only provides legal services in 49 states and 4 Canadian Provinces; but also it provides confidence and peace of mind for families everywhere.

With humble beginnings in Ada, Oklahoma, LegalShield has now grown to a 170,000-square-foot corporate office on an 80-acre campus with over 700 dedicated employees. Our leaders have decades of experience and our goal remains the same – to create a world where everyone can access legal protection and everyone can afford it.

David Reedy can be reached here at his LegalShield office.

Barrington, IL 60010
Telephone: 630-877-6099



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