Adults of all ages, not just seniors, may be targets of identity theft. Identity theft is a multi-billion dollar business in the United States. Even though you may only lose a few dollars to these criminals, it may take years for you to regain you good name and credit.
When ordering checks, do not provide unnecessary information.
Always save your ATM or banking machine receipts, and never throw them into a public trash container.
Always shred pre-approved credit card applications, credit card receipts, bills, or other financial information before discarding them.
Memorize your passwords. Do not record them on paper or carry them in your wallet or purse.