Anytime is a good time to take steps to protect your identity and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) will be shining the spotlight on identity protection with its second annual National Protect Your Identity Week beginning on October 17 and running through October 24, 2009.
Identity theft remains a concern for many people. In fact, a recent Harris Survey poll sponsored by the NFCC showed that 45 percent of all U.S. adults, roughly 101 million people, would feel at most risk for identity theft when making a purchase with a credit card that requires the card to be temporarily taken out of their sight, for example, at a restaurant. Yet, there are many activities that people engage in on a daily basis that put their identities at risk and one purpose of this blog is to educate people about those risks.
Here at the ProtectMyID.com blog, we’ll be commemorating National Protect Your Identity Week by having three special guests bloggers from the Identity Theft Resource Center provide readers with tips and stories from the front lines of identity theft protection. This coming week serves as a reminder to be vigilant in protecting your identity, but it should not be the only time you think about safeguarding your information.
You can start now by taking simple steps to protect your identity, like regularly shredding documents or buying an identity monitoring product that does things for you that you couldn’t do yourself, like performing daily Internet scans and alerting you if your information shows up where it shouldn’t. Being proactive about identity theft protection is a great way to celebrate National Protect Your Identity Week and get on the road to year-round peace of mind.