Safeguarding Your Financial Information and Identity
Identity Theft Can Involve More than Financial Information
Having your credit cards stolen can be a disaster, but there are lesser-known ways identity thieves can access your personal information. So in addition to monitoring your credit reports, consider monitoring:
- Your MIB Consumer file, which insurance companies use to determine whether to approve your policy. The file includes your driving record, medical conditions, and hazardous hobbies.
- Your medical history. Intelliscript and Medpoint keep records of your prescriptions for the preceding five years.
- Your LexisNexis Full File, which tracks public records, insurance claims, criminal records, and pre-employment background checks.