How to Protect Your Identity

Join us on Twitter by using the #CreditChat hashtag – and tune in to the discussion on YouTube. The panel included: Gerri Detweiler – Author, Podcaster and credit expert at Credit.com, Becky Frost – Senior Manager of Consumer Education, Experian ProtectMyID, Rod Griffin – Director of Public Education at Experian, and Mike Delgado – Social Media Community Manager at Experian, and others.

Questions We Discussed:

Q1: What are ways your personal information can be stolen?
Q2: Do you know someone who was a victim of identity theft? What happened?
Q3: What are some ways thieves try to get your financial info by phone?
Q4: What types of online scams are used to get your data?
Q5: What are ways to make stronger passwords for our online accounts?
Q6: How can parents protect their children from identity theft?
Q7: How can we protect ourselves from identity theft happening to us?
Q8: If you think you’re a victim of identity theft, what should you do?
Q9: What are some final tips for those that want to protect themselves?

Featured Tweets:

Identity fraud hits a new victim every 2 seconds. [Retweet]

14% of Americans 16 or older, have experienced some form of identity theft in the past. [Retweet]

Highlights from our TweetChat: