Seeing the development in the communication media, your child is at risk of identity theft not only because of his extreme use of the Internet. Your child is also at risk because of his cell phone. And why only your kids, you too are equally at risk. You should, therefore, do not skip even a single line and read this article to the end because I am going to share some very useful information here, which will save you from telephonic identity theft attempts.
Safeguard your family from Identity theft on phone
The knowledge of what tricks an identity thief uses to make you reveal your personal information to him. This is the only hope. Nothing else could be as effective a tool in fighting identity theft as information is. To this end, I am going to share with you some tips that will help you protect your family from identity theft attempts over the telephone.
Do not share any detail with the person acting as a bank representative on an incoming call. You never know if the person on call is who he says he is or not. If you need to talk to your bank or any other organization, call on its registered customer care number then give the details you are asked for. Do not share anything of value on an incoming call.
You should get alarmed, if a person claims to be from your bank, office, government, PayPal, or any other trusted organization and asks for any of the following details
- Your credit card information
- Your debit card information
- Your social security number
- Your bank account number and other details
- Your driving license number
- Your passport number, etc.
In short, anyone asking for your personal details cannot be from where he says he is, as a legitimate employee of the bank already have these information with them, and at best they want to reconfirm by asking you if such and such is your address and other details or not. All you have to say is yes or no. Do not disclose anything to a person on phone without proper verification of his or her identity.