They’re just old habits. You likely to do them without even thinking. But these are habits that can threaten your identity and pocketbook — making you vulnerable to hacks, scams, ID theft and Internet phishing schemes out to separate you from your hard-earned money.
1. What’s in Your Wallet or Purse? Does it contain items that include your Social Security Number (SSN) and birth date? For instance, does it contain your driver’s license and either your Social Security card or Medicare card? If it does, and the wallet or purse falls into the wrong hands, the thief will have both your SSN and birth date, the two key items that can be used to compromise your identity. If your ID gets hacked, you are in for a long-running and expensive nightmare. Make sure your wallet or purse isn’t a jackpot for an ID thief.