Don't be a victim. Protect yourself from identity theft.

Identity theft involves access to your personal information, such as name, address, social security number and passwords, allowing someone to impersonate you. Occurrences of identity theft have increased over the years. This is why it is important that you take measures to protect your identity. 

Download your free copy of The Federal Trade Commission's booklet entitled:
Take Charge: Fighting Back Against Identity Theft

Other Helpful Tips

  • Wear a close-fitting pouch or carry a wallet in your front pocket instead of carrying a purse.
  • Don’t carry your checkbook, debit card or excess credit cards in public.
  • Copy the contents of your wallet.
  • Remove everything from your wallet containing your SSN, including your Social Security card, Medicare card, military ID card. If your SSN is on your Driver’s License – get a new license.
  • Don’t give any part of your Social Security, credit card or bank account numbers over the phone, e-mail or Internet, unless you have initiated the contact to a verifiable company or financial institution.
  • Promptly remove mail from your mail box.
  • Request a free copy of your credit report once a year.
  • Notify the credit reporting agencies of the death of a relative or friend to block the misuse of the deceased person’s credit.
  • Call your bank and credit card customer service and ask to “opt out” of ALL marketing programs, including ‘convenience’ check mailings.
  • Shred pre-approved credit card offers, and all financial documents preferably with a crosscut shredder.
  • Mail bills inside the Post Office, or at a US Postal Mail Box.
  • Use automated payment plans or online banking.
  • Ask your bank or credit union to send boxes of new checks to them for you to pick up, not to your home.
  • Check your earnings record at least annually and more often if you suspect your SSN has been compromised (it’s free and there is no limit to how often you may request it.) Ask for Form SSA-7004, Request for Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement. The Statement will show the earnings reported to your SSN each year since 1951.

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City of Centennial
13133 East Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO  80112

(303) 325-8000 - 24-Hour Citizen Response Center
(720) 488-0933 - Fax Number



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