Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information, like your name, Social Security number, or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.
While some identity theft victims can resolve their problems quickly, others spend hundreds of dollars and many days repairing damage to their good name and credit record.
Use this survey as a guide to check your home for security measures. Boxes marked ‘no’ indicate areas where you can take action to improve your home’s security. These are just some of the steps you can take to decrease the likelihood that your home will become a target.