Following these rules can help you protect yourself from identity theft. The rules also will tell you what to do if you do become a victim of identity theft. These are my rules, some of which I even follow.
Although this list of rules is quite lengthy, in fact, they are not particularly difficult to follow and by doing so, you can go a long way toward protecting yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft:
1. Never give personal information over the phone to anyone whom you have not called, and always be sure of whom you are speaking to.
2. Carry only the credit cards you need to use in your wallet.
3. Never carry your Social Security card in your wallet. Where is that thing, anyhow?