While there are no guarantees about avoiding identity theft, The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department and the Federal Trade Commission recommend that you:
- Deter identity thieves by safeguarding your personal information.
- Detect suspicious activity by routinely monitoring your financial accounts and billing statements.
- Defend against identity theft as soon as you suspect a problem.
Awareness is among the most powerful tools in the fight against identity theft. And that’s where you play an important role. The more you know how to protect your identity and what to do if a problem occurs, the harder it is for identity thieves to commit their crimes.
Get comprehensive information on identity theft from resources available online at www.ftc.gov/idtheft or by phone at 1-877-ID-THEFT.