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Safety Tips
Guard Your Personal Information
Don't give out personal information on the phone, through the mail, or on the internet unless you've initiated the contact or are sure you know who you're dealing with. Before you share any personal information, confirm that you are dealing with a legitimate organization.

Treat Your Mail Carefully
Deposit your outgoing mail in post office collection boxes or at your local post office, rather than in an unsecured mailbox. When ordering checks, pick them up from the bank instead of having them mailed to your home mailbox.

Treat Your Trash Carefully
Shred your charge receipts, copies of credit applications, insurance forms, physician statements, checks and bank statements, expired charge cards that you're discarding, and credit offers you get in the mail.

Guard Your Social Security Number
Don't carry your social security card; leave it in a secure place. Give your social security number only when absolutely necessary.

Keep Track of Your Personal Belongings
Keep your purse or wallet in a safe place at work; do the same with copies of administrative forms that have your sensitive personal information.