Preheader Home Page Auto Insurance Life Insurance Business Insurance Homeowners Insurance Espanol
Get an Instant Quote TYPE OF INSURANCE ZIP CODE  
Insurance Auto Insurance Home Insurance Life Insurance Business Insurance

The smartest way to protect yourself from identity theft is to prevent it from happening to you. However, if your identity is stolen, you’ll be able to lessen problems by acting quickly.

Call your credit card companies immediately. Explain what happened, and ask where to send a copy of the police report.

Call and report to the police. Make several copies of police report.

Complete a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Theft Affidavit and FTC report (call 1-887-ID-THEFT to request the forms).

Call your bank. They can place an alert on your Driver's License number and Social Security Number, and freeze your account.

Call fraud units of credit report agencies: Experian, Equifax, and Transunion.

Fortunately, identity theft protection is available as an endorsement on most homeowners’ policies at a small cost. For example, Safeco offers Identity Theft Protection for only a few dollars per year to homeowner policy holders. The coverage reimburses certain expenses associated with identity recovery. Customers can also get guidance on how to protect themselves from ID theft before it happens and may receive assistance with identity restoration.

If you’re interested in learning more, call us at MDC Insurance Agency at 847-782-5600 or agency@mdcinsurance.com 

Posted 1:18 PM  View Comments

Share |


No Comments


Post a Comment
Name
Required
E-Mail
Required (Not Displayed)
Comment
Required


All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Required
CAPTCHA
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
 
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive


View Mobile Version
 
Home
Who We Are
Our Carriers
Map & Directions
Get a Quote
FAQ
Read Our News Blog
Contact Us
Auto Insurance
Home Insurance
Health Insurance
Business Insurance
Life Insurance
Insurance Glossary
Policy Review

MDC INSURANCE AGENCY
135 N. Greenleaf St, Suite 111
Gurnee, IL 60031

PH: 847-782-5600
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn