Protecting Your Identity

Keeping your important papers secure, shredding documents with sensitive information before you put them in the trash, and limiting the personal information you carry with you are among the ways you can protect your identity. Find additional tips to reduce your risk of identity theft, including how and when to order your free credit report.

How to Keep Your Personal Information Secure

Safeguard your personal information, whether it is on paper, online, or on your computers and mobile devices.

Signs of Identity Theft

If identity thieves have your personal information, they can drain your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards, open new utility accounts, or get medical treatment on your health insurance. Here’s how to act quickly to limit the damage.

Identity Theft Protection Services

Here’s how to evaluate the services and costs of a service that claims to protect your identity.

Active Duty Alerts

An active duty alert adds an extra layer of protection to the credit records of servicemembers while they are deployed.

Identity Protection Bookmark

How can you keep your personal information secure?

Financial Readiness: As Critical as Fully Charged Batteries

You’ve got batteries, a tank of gas, and water. Are your financial papers and personal documents stored safely in case of an emergency?

Credit Freeze FAQs

If you’re concerned about identity theft, data breaches, or someone gaining access to your credit report without your permission, you might consider placing a credit freeze on your report.