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How do I protect my identity?

  1. Be vigilant about protecting your identity.
  2. Only share pieces of your personal information with companies or individuals with whom you initiated contact, and those whom you know and trust.
  3. Only use one credit card online.
  4. Securely destroy documents containing your personal information (household bills, credit card receipts etc.) by burning, shredding or tearing into small pieces
  5. Memorise your Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) instead of writing them down.
  6. Finally, check your credit file report every year by contacting a credit reference agency.