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Fraud prevention tips

Monitor your credit report and your card statement. Use one credit card for purchases and keep it secure. Free credit reports are available through experian.com and transunion.com.

Always monitor your finances, particularly if someone else has access to your accounts.

Freeze your credit if you will not need to make any major purchases, such as a house or car, in the near future. Your credit can be quickly unfrozen if you need it.

Protect your Social Security number. Do not keep it in your wallet or have it listed on your driver’s license.

If you become a victim of identity theft, immediately notify credit bureaus, creditors, law enforcement and your bank. Check with the state to ensure another driver’s license has not been issued in your name.