Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft
Identity thieves steal your personal information and use it to obtain funds or credit in your name. Identity theft can take months to detect and it can take even longer to correct the damage caused.
Basic rules to prevent identity theft:
- Keep important information in a safe place
- Only share personal information with trusted third parties
- Monitor bills and statements
- Ensure sensitive information is shredded when discarded
Unsolicited emails or "phishing" emails
Be cautious of “brand spoofing" emails and websites that request personal or financial information. Members are led to believe the request is from a valid company when in fact it is a malicious attempt to collect information for the purpose of committing fraud including identity theft.
Achieva will NEVER attempt to collect personal information from you such as passwords or account numbers via email.