(PRWEB) October 12, 2012
Preventing identity theft is the number one way to avoid it altogether. Say, someone hacks into a person's email and sends out a phishing scam to everyone on an email list, or worse they break into a person's bank account and steals all of their money.
With identity theft growing in America, MyInfo1.com announces how to avoid identity theft through prevention. There are a few preventative measures to take such as running anti-malware software on a computer, having a strong email password (and different, strong passwords for other important accounts), and possibly using a credit monitoring service.
MyInfo1.com also recommends keeping Social Security numbers secret and not giving them out to just anyone. For some security, in the U.S., the Social Security Protection Act of 2010 limited how federal agencies can use SSNs to identify people, which enables a business to be somewhat liable for identity security protection, but some blame still falls on the consumer.
If a person does become a victim of identity theft MyInfo1.com shares that it's important to take the following measures: be sure there has been a breach of your security and notify any banks or other credit accounts to freeze all outgoing withdrawals. Many banks do have fraud protection in place, so making sure a bank account has this fail safe is recommended also.
MyInfo1.com hopes their public records report customers follow safe steps to avoid and prevent identity theft, as well as all Internet users. For any further questions on identity theft protection visit the U.S. Department of Justice Identity Theft and Identity Fraud webpage: http://www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/websites/idtheft.html
Thousands of warrant checks, public record checks, vehicle history reports and employment searches are conducted through MyInfo1.com daily. For more detailed information on this customer service website, visit MyInfo1.com, call 1-866-434-4253, or contact the Customer Service Manager at josh(at)myinfo1(dot)com.