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Advertise Your Unwanted Items on www.craigslist.org

It's free and easy and a great way to make a few bucks and “recycle” your unwanted goods.

Update Security Settings on Social Media Sites

Social media is a great way to share information with friends and loved ones, but sometimes ID thieves can get access to that information, too. Be careful what you post and make sure your security settings are updated. Remember: never friend someone you don’t actually know.

Read your PEBES

Each year, the Social Security Administration sends out a Personal Earnings and Benefits Estimated Statement (PEBES), which shows any earnings connected to your social security number. If you notice anything inaccurate on your PEBES, contact the SSA immediately.

Review Medial/Insurance Records

Medical identity theft is when someone uses your identity to access medical treatment, and it’s a growing problem. Contact your health insurance carrier and your physician and ask to review your records. If you notice procedures that you did not receive, report them immediately.

Change All Passwords and PINs

Stay safe by changing your passwords and PINs at least every six months to reduce risk of identity theft. The best passwords contain words, numbers and symbols, and remember, never keep a list of your passwords or PINs in your wallet or next to your computer.

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