1. Place a fraud alert on your credit reports, and review your reports Placing a fraud alert on your credit report can help prevent the thief from opening any more accounts under your name.
1. Educate yourself about how identity theft happens. Remember you are the most important part of your identity and personal information security.
2. Protect your personal information. Shred financial documents and paperwork with personal information; don’t just throw them in the trash.
3. Don’t make your wallet a one-stop-stealing opportunity. Don’t keep social security numbers, birthdays and other personal information in your wallet.
Parental Controls, or Family Settings as it is called in Windows 8, are available to set specific time limits on when children are allowed to log on to the computer. You can set which hours the kids are allowed to log on for each day of the week. When their allotted time is up, they'll be automatically logged off.
Here’s how to get started: Open system preferences and click to open Parental Controls. There will be a prompt to enter an administrator password or confirmation, then type the password or provide confirmation.
Having your identity information stolen can be a very frightening experience. Luckily PCWorld offers a few tips to limit the potential for damage caused by lost or stolen identity:
1. Change your passwords