We also suggest that you take the following precautions:
Never give out any personal financial information (account numbers, social security number, etc.) to anyone on the phone unless you placed the call and know the company’s privacy and security policy. Also, call your financial institution if you receive phone calls from individuals inquiring about your account balances or where to deposit your prize winnings.
Do not keep your personal financial information on your person unless you need to use it that day. Make sure your personal financial documents are secured.
Pay attention to your mail. If you do not receive your monthly bank statement for an entire cycle, please call your financial institution immediately; someone may have authorized your financial institution to mail your information to a different address.
Check your credit report at least annually to make sure unauthorized individuals are not accessing your credit information. If you receive a letter from a credit bureau referring to a credit check you did not authorize, please contact that credit bureau immediately.
Shred all pre-approved credit offers mailed to you which you do not accept. An unauthorized individual may gain access to this pre-approved form and access credit in your name.