"What Can't we do?"...this is what they are bragging as I type a new blog description for my blog. They are extremists and are bragging HERE AT U-C-L-A "we can get away with anything." What CAN't they DO???? their words!
June 18, 2015
SENATOR BOXER: PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM IDENTITY THEFT...Sylvia Lydia Morelos, 06/18/15...9:19 a.m.
We recently learned of a major data breach at the
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that may have put the personal information
of millions of current and former federal employees at risk.
In the last several years, we have seen similar large-scale breaches at
companies like Anthem, Sony and Target that have affected millions of Americans.
As a result of this alarming trend, it is more important than ever to take
proactive steps to ensure you and your family are protected from identity
Here are some steps you can take today:
If you are worried your account has been compromised, you can set up a fraud
alert on your credit profile by calling TransUnion at 1-800-680-7289. This requires creditors to contact you
before opening any new lines of credit under your name.
Protect yourself from common attempts to steal your information. Be cautious
of unsolicited emails asking for sensitive information like your Social Security
Number or banking information. If an email looks suspicious, do not click any of
the links or download the attachments. Also remember that federal agencies like
the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will never request your personal or financial
information via email.
Ensure that your computer has the latest software updates and anti-virus
You can find additional tips and other helpful materials on the Federal Trade
Commission's website, www.consumer.gov/idtheft.