Keeping my information has been on the top of my mind in the last few months. I’ve made some changes in my business to help protect personal information. Over the coming year, I’ll be providing security tips to help you keep your information safe also.
Intuit, maker of TurboTax and Quicken software, found 60% of identity theft cases come from paper in trash cans. You can protect yourself by making sure you shred any paperwork you throw away that contains social security numbers, account numbers, or any other personal information. If you don’t have a shedder, simple tear up documents into small pieces. Even better, only have paper copies of documents that you need to keep in your files and reduce what goes in your garbage.
The information provided above is general in nature and is not intended to be applicable to everyone. If you have questions on how this might affect your situation, contact me.