6 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

6 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

IdentityThis is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Block Advisors. All opinions are my own.

6 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

In this completely digital world that we live in, identity theft is something that we all have to worry about. If you have ever been the victim of identity theft then you know what a complete nightmare it can be. The hassle seems to be never ending as you struggle to let everyone know what has happened and you have to keep pretty meticulous records of everything.

Did you know that there are ways that you can protect yourself against identity theft? My husband and I did this several years ago. We haven’t had any issues since then.

Here are a few things that you can do to minimize your chances:

1. Get Tax Identity Shield from Block Advisors

Block Advisors Tax Identity Shield offers a pre-tax season scan to provide awareness of tax identity theft risk. You will also get customized advice and year round tips and education on how to reduce the risk.

Block Advisors will offer a proactive defense to help protect future tax returns from being stolen plus early detection of any fraudulent returns submitted through Block Advisors with a notification to a secure email address.

You will appreciate their expert guidance and support with their restoration services, in the event of tax identity theft.

2. Check your credit report on a regular basis.

You should always be monitoring your credit report and there are several free services that will help you keep track of how you are doing financially.

3. Watch how much you share online.

Did you know that thieves troll social media sites looking for someone to rob? Those oversharers can easily become targets for thieves who know that their houses might be empty.

4. Monitor your bank accounts and credit cards monthly.

Several years ago my husband’s credit card got cloned when he went to a local gas station. We had no idea until I was checking our statement and I found a lot of little charges. We got everything straightened but had we not been checking, there would have most likely been a lot more charges.

5. Create strong passwords and protect your electronics.

People sometimes it make it much easier on hackers by having such simple passwords that almost anyone can break into their accounts. Do not do this. Make certain to keep your electronics protected from unsecured wifi.

6. Keep track of your financial documents or shred them so no one else can.

My first apartment had some huge dumpsters for all of the residents for garbage. I was constantly surprised at how many people just tossed financial information in the garbage. You can get any of their information just like it was laying around their house. We shred everything these days.

Why Block Advisors?

Block Advisors can be your year-round dedicated tax partner, offering both tax preparation and tax planning experience. They know that no one is a one-size-fits-all when it comes to tax preparation.

Block Advisors get personal with you by offering specialized tax planning and preparation and their Tax Advisors are available year-round to answer questions and meet with you when you need it most.

PRO TIP: Small Business Owners ~ Block Advisors can provide your back-end needs including payroll, bookkeeping and more to serve all of your tax and accounting needs.

Block Advisors has over 280 offices across the country and they want to be your hometown tax advisor.

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