In San Diego, almost every business and residence has at least one computer and many of these are connected to the internet. The FTC has information about identity theft. Our law firm of Law Office of Scott C. Soady, A Professional Corporation, LLP can suggest strategies and techniques [including shredding documents] to prevent this occuring however this is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States according to the Department of Justice. Please feel free to call or e mail our law firm as our legal strategies and techniques can be adapted for many critical issues.
Computers have their own unique set of threats to the security of your identity, but there is good advice for the wary here, too. Update virus protection software regularly. Do not download files or click on hyperlinks coming from strangers. Use a secure browser and a firewall program, especially if you use a high-speed Internet connection. Avoid storing financial information on a laptop but, if you must, use a strong, random password, do not use an automatic log-in feature, and always log off when you are finished.