One of the easiest ways for a criminal to steal your identity is by gaining access to your credit cards. I found that one of the easiest ways for you to prevent this type of theft is to write a little message on the signature line of your credit cards – “Check ID”.

A responsible retailer will always check the back of your credit card when you try to use it at a point of purchase. By writing “Check ID” on the back of your card you are requesting that the clerk compare the name on your identification to the name on your credit card. Theoretically if they don’t match, the criminal cannot use the credit card.

By putting simple steps into play, you are taking great strides at protecting yourself and your hard earned money.

Thanks for the tip Dave C.