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WE OFTEN FIELD QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW PEOPLE CAN PROTECT THEIR IDENTITY.  WE HAVE COMPILED THE FOLLOWING TIPS TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION TO BETTER SAFEGUARD OUR COMMUNITY - PLEASE SEE BELOW


AT HOME

  • Keep your financial records, Social Security and Medicare cards in a safe place.
  • Shred papers that have your personal or medical information upon them.
  • Check your mail.  Did you stop getting a bill or start getting a bill you do not recognize?
  • Read your bills and account statements carefully.  Are there withdrawals you did not make or charges you did not expect?
  • Review your credit report at lease once a year from one of the three credit reporting bureaus.  Free reports can be obtained once a year via the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Annual Credit Report website. - CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE SITE

BUSINESS

  • Only give your Social Security number if absolutely necessary.  Ask if you can use another form of identification.
  • Do not give your personal information to anyone who calls or emails you.
  • Never respond to an email or phone request to provide a PIN or password.  Your financial institution communication will never ask you for either.

ONLINE

  • Create stronger passwords by including numbers and symbols.
  • Do not respond to emails or other messages that ask for personal information.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sergeant Michael T. Piacentino, W: 717-569-6401 Ext: 1583, C: 717-340-2130, piacentinom@manheimtownshippolice.org