Tips for Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft

Write as few checks as possible.  Your check has your signature, address, bank account number, bank’s routing number, bank name,  and your name on it.  A clerk in a store will often write your driver’s license number on the face of the check as well as your telephone number.  If this information falls into the wrong hands, a thief has enough information to steal your identity and use your bank account.