How to Protect your Money and your Identity

Is it correct that you sometimes lose some of your money? Do you worry about criminals taking your money? It is important to take precaution every day. By continuing to read this article, you are going to learn some of the steps that you can take in order to protect your money and your identity.

It is essential to carry your wallets and keys securely. If you decide to carry them on you, you should carry them in a deep back pocket or front pocket. I have lost wallets and keys by carrying them in a side pocket or shallow back pocket.

It is important to not carry all of your money inside your wallet or purse. Also, you must never carry your birth certificate, social security card, checks or money orders inside your wallet or purse.

You have to be careful about shopping online. You should never make a payment on a website that does not give a physical address and telephone number unless the company running the website is highly known and reputable. Before making a purchase online, you should look for a padlock symbol that represents a secure transaction and make sure your click on a payment button pulls up a pop-up box telling you that the information you send on that page cannot be viewed by anyone else on the Web.

You must never reveal your password or financial information in an E-mail message or comment form. If a merchant’s payment system will not accept your card number, you must forget about it and move on because criminals can read any message you send.

You should not reveal personal information over the telephone unless you made the call to your bank or your bank has called you. If you are staying at a hotel or motel, you have to beware of calls in which the caller says he is from the front desk and needs your credit card number for billing purposes.

It is necessary to be careful when reading E-mail messages in which the sender claims to be PayPal. PayPal only addresses you by your name and does not provide a link to click or ask you to enter your password. If you reply to a letter that claims to be from PayPal and you have any doubts, you must immediately change your password. It is vital to make sure that your password has numbers and capital letters in it.