Thomas Township

Identity Theft is a serious crime.  People whose identities have been stolen can spend months or years – and thousands of dollars – cleaning up the mess the thieves have made of a good name and credit record.  In the meantime, victims of identity theft may lose job opportunities, be refused loans for education, housing or cars and even get arrested for crimes they did not commit.  Humiliation, anger and frustration are among the feelings victims experience as they navigate the process of rescuing their identity.

TIPS FOR PREVENTING IDENTITY THEFT/FRAUD

Keep disclosure of key identity information at a minimum.

Minimize the amount of personal information a thief can steal.

Do not carry extra credit cards, a Social Security card, birth certificate or your passport.

Cancel all unused credit cards.  Their account numbers are still available in your credit report.

Keep a list of all credit card numbers and expiration dates so you can contact creditors quickly.

Never give a card number or other information over the phone.

Take ATM, credit card and other receipts with you and either save them in a safe place or destroy them.

Shred or tear up pre-approved credit card offers you do not accept

Do not keep your pin number in your wallet.

Do not print your Social Security number on your checks or give it out unless absolutely necessary.  Social Security numbers are the prime targets of criminals.

If you feel you have become the victim of identity theft, act immediately.  Report the crime to police, credit card issuers and your bank.

The FTC has developed an excellent video on identiy theft – just click to watch – Identity Theft Video

Credit Reporting Agencies

  • Equifax                     800-525-6285  or online at www.equifax.com
  • Experian                   800-682-7654  or online at www.experian.com
  • TransUnion             800-680-7289  or online at www.transunion.com

In order to track identity theft, a report should also be filed with the United States Consumer Affairs Department at www.consumer.gov/idtheft/

It is further recommended that you check your credit report at least once a year.  This can be done online at www.annualcreditreport.com (or call toll-free 1-877-322-8228).

 

 

 

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August 2019
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Category: Community EventsPicnic In The Park Concert Series- Laurie & The Lefties

Picnic In The Park Concert Series- Laurie & The Lefties
July 31, 2019August 1, 2019August 2, 2019August 3, 2019

Category: Community EventsShields Lions Club Parade

Shields Lions Club Parade
August 4, 2019August 5, 2019

Category: Community EventsBoard Meeting

Board Meeting
August 6, 2019

Category: Community EventsPicnic In The Park Concert Series- Michele Spitz

Picnic In The Park Concert Series- Michele Spitz
August 7, 2019August 8, 2019August 9, 2019August 10, 2019

Category: Community EventsBrush Site Open

Brush Site Open
August 11, 2019August 12, 2019August 13, 2019

Category: Community EventsZoning Board of Appeals (if needed)

Zoning Board of Appeals (if needed)

Category: Community EventsPicnic In The Park Concert Series- Todd Michael Band

Picnic In The Park Concert Series- Todd Michael Band
August 14, 2019August 15, 2019August 16, 2019August 17, 2019

Category: Community EventsRuff Around Roberts Park

Ruff Around Roberts Park
August 18, 2019August 19, 2019August 20, 2019August 21, 2019

Category: Community EventsPlanning Commission Meeting

Planning Commission Meeting
August 22, 2019August 23, 2019August 24, 2019

Category: Community EventsBrush Site Open

Brush Site Open
August 25, 2019August 26, 2019

Category: Community EventsParks Commission Meeting

Parks Commission Meeting
August 27, 2019August 28, 2019August 29, 2019

Category: Community EventsOffice Closed For Staff Training

Office Closed For Staff Training
August 30, 2019August 31, 2019

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