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  • Six Simple Steps to Protect Your IdentityStep One: Check It Check your credit report You are allowed one free credit report each year from each of Canada’s two national credit reporting agencies – Equifax and TransUnion © 2013 The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada. All rights reserved.
  • Six Simple Steps Protecting Your IdentityStep Two: Read It Read your bills and statements Half of those who stayed vigilant found evidence of fraud by simply monitoring their bank account & credit card statements and credit reports Early detection can prevent further damage and use of your identity © 2013 The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada. All rights reserved.
  • Six Simple Steps to Protect Your IdentityStep Three: Shred It Shred all documents that contain sensitive information Dumpster diving is a career path for identity thieves One man’s trash can really be another man’s treasure © 2013 The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada. All rights reserved.
  • Six Simple Steps to Protect Your IdentityStep Four: Change It Change your passwords every six months On your computer and mobile device Be creative – use numbers and symbols, upper and lower case © 2013 The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada. All rights reserved.
  • Six Simple Steps to Protect Your IdentityStep Five: Clean It Clean out your wallet Remove seldom used credit cards Don’t carry your social insurance card, your passport or cheque book in your wallet Memorize your SIN number Keep all originals safely stored © 2013 The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada. All rights reserved.
  • Six Simple Steps to Protect Your IdentityStep Five: Create Your Emergency ID Kit This should include: Your credit card company’s or your bank’s emergency phone number Your account number, expiration dates, issuing company name and emergency contact number for each card your own Copies of your credit cards (front and back), driver’s license, SIN card, birth certificate and passport Store this kit in a safe place such as a safety deposit box © 2013 The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada. All rights reserved.