Thursday, November 4, 2010
It's important to notify your credit-card companies and bank immediately and to monitor your accounts for fraudulent charges. Also watch your credit reports to make sure that an ID thief doesn't open new accounts in your name. The best way to do that is to contact the credit bureaus to make a fraud alert, which will require lenders to make some effort to verify your identity before issuing new credit in your name. But just remember that an initial fraud alert only lasts for 90 days. For a small monthly fee you can enroll in a credit monitoring program.
Posted by Simplify Your Life Organizing at Thursday, November 04, 2010