The truth is no matter what precautions you take or no matter how careful you are, there is no 100% way of preventing Identity Theft. The Federal Trade Commission, the U.S Department of Justice, and the U.S Attorney General’s Office have all stated that there is no full proof method to avoid this crime. There is an upside however. By making yourself aware of the threat we are faced with and opening your mind to the way these identity criminals think, you can start minimizing the risk of becoming a target. There are proven steps and measures you could use that will definitely take you out of the spot a light and one step ahead of these crooks.
Do not carry your social security card replacement, credit/debit cards, or passports if you don’t plan to utilize them. Carry only credit and debit cards that you need for the day. Same goes for any other personal identification. If you must have it on you, (i.e. Driver’s License/I.D) ensure that it is secure. If you are at work, be sure to keep your wallet/purse in a safe place. Places of employment are known for having wallets or purses stolen. Do the same with any copies of administrative forms that might have your personal information on it.
Credit Monitoring – while credit monitoring can get pretty expensive, it is one of the most effective ways of detecting identity theft. As compared to the cost of ordering your credit report a couple of times a year, credit monitoring is way cheaper. Of course, you need to shop around and check out the best prices.
If the company uses a “Two-Cycle Billing” method, and you carry a balance from one month to the next, then the interest becomes retroactive clear back to the date you made the charge! Your grace social security card replacement period is eliminated!
The WIC program is overseen by each individual state, so the guidelines vary slightly depending on where you live. I live in Tennessee and have received WIC off and on over the past five years. I live in Memphis and there are some things that you should know before going to the WIC offices in Memphis. Knowing these things can make your visit a lot more bearable.
The search by SSN is the chosen one because it is proven to give the result you wanted to have. The result which is accurate and reliable is the result being given to. The reliability and accuracy of the results are credited to the uniqueness of the system that the search by SSN is using for. It is attributed to unique social security number given to each person. The social security number that is given is matchless, means there could never be two people sharing the same set of numbers. This also means that the information you will be able to get from the search can only belong to the search by SSN that you have used for the search.
Not a month goes by in my practice that I don’t hear clients utter the same phrase-sometimes in more colorful language-at least ten times: “I never should have rented to this guy. I never should have rented to this guy.” In the case mentioned above, after the tenant fell behind and my client started looking into his background, he learned from a previous landlord that the tenant had a prior eviction. At the time of our trial, the tenant was also under indictment for mortgage fraud and had a prior criminal conviction for possession of counterfeit government bonds.
Following these tips for going to the WIC office in Memphis, Tennessee will make you visit a little more bearable. You will get the help you need with less hassle and hopefully will have a pleasant experience.