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house with rent signAre you a renter? Chances are, you already know how renters insurance can protect your property and provide liability coverage to protect your guests. But what about your identity? As the world becomes increasingly more digital, identity theft is a constant concern that renters in particular must be vigilant about since apartments may not always be as secure as houses.

To prevent this fraudulence, it’s important to understand the potential access points to your sensitive information, both physically and digitally. Follow these tips to reduce the likelihood of having your identity stolen.

In your rental unit:
  • Store sensitive documents in a secure location, like a safe in the corner of a closet. Better yet, keep copies elsewhere, like a safe deposit box.

  • Rather than simply throwing out sensitive documents, shred them first.

  • Not planning on buying a home, car or making any other large investment in the near future? Consider freezing your credit to prevent unauthorized opening of lines of credit in your name.

  • Do you file taxes with a professional? Do not do business with a sloppy center that does not lock up customer information.
On the computer:
  • Never set your bank account passwords to autosave. It takes mere seconds to type them in and protect yourself.

  • Do not use public computers to access bank accounts. No matter your reason for using a public computer, clear the browsing history, cookies and caches after use.

  • Never click on “You won” or other spammy banners, which may install viruses or other malware onto your computer.
We’ve got your back. Call Pro Player Insurance Group at (954) 316-4662 for more information on Fort Lauderdale renters insurance.
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