How to Fraud-Proof Your House | Credit.com
Summer is here. There will be barbecues. Sand will find its way into the strangest places. Your family, extended family, kids’ friends and friends of friends—even complete strangers—will sail in and out of your home. But that’s OK, because you’ve fraud-proofed your house…right?
Identity theft is a truly democratic crime: Anyone can do it, anyone can become a victim; and sadly, it’s almost inevitable that everyone will be a victim. That said, there are ways to delay your day of reckoning, and fraud-proofing your house is one of them.
While it’s good to be aware of the potential for foul play—and bearing in mind the ways you can “get got” are not only endless, but in too many cases beyond your control—you can still lower your risk by getting your ducks in a row and keeping any item or document that exposes your personal identifying information (PII) out of harm’s way.