How to Protect Your Identity This Summer


Join our #CreditChat on Periscope, YouTube Live, Twitter, and Snapchat every Wednesday at 3 p.m ET. In this week’s chat, we discussed ways to protect your identity this summer.

The panel included: Bev O’Shea: Writer for NerdWallet.

We’re also featuring financial tips all week on Snapchat.

Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: What are some common types of identity theft to watch out for?
  • Q2: What are common mistakes that leave people vulnerable to identity theft?
  • Q3: What are best practices for protecting your identity?
  • Q4: How can you protect your identity when booking summer travel?
  • Q5: How can you protect your identity when traveling abroad?
  • Q6: What steps should you take to ensure your home and mail is not targeted when travelling?
  • Q7: What are signs of child identity theft parents should watch for?
  • Q8: What are common identity theft schemes targeted at seniors?
  • Q9: What should you do if you find yourself the subject of identity theft?
  • Q10: Any final identity theft protection tips?

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