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Identity Theft

The following are some helpful points that can protect yourself from Identify Theft:

  • Promptly remove mail from your mailbox after delivery.
  • Deposit outgoing mail in post office collection mailboxes or at your local post office. Do not leave in unsecured mail receptacles.
  • Never give personal information over the telephone, such as your social security number, date of birth, mother's maiden name, credit car number, or bank PIN code.
  • Shred pre-approved credit application, credit cards, credit card receipts, bills and other financial information you do not want.
  • Empty your wallet or purse of extra credit cars and IDs.
  • Maintain a list of all credit cards and their phone numbers.
  • Check your credit report/University Account at least once a year.
  • Save all credit card receipts and match them against your monthly bills.
  • Notify credit card companies/Bursars Office of all discrepancies ASAP!
  • Never loan your credit cards/University ID to anyone else.
  • Report all lost or stolen credit cards/ University ID's ASAP!  660-562-1254
  • Be aware of mail or telephone solicitations.

Internet and On-Line Services

  • Use caution when disclosing checking account numbers, credit card numbers, or other personal financial data at any website or on-line service location unless you receive a secured authentication key from your provider.