Millions of people fall victim to identify theft or military scams of some kind every year. The U.S. Department of Justice is warning folks to watch for email scams related to COVID-19 that try to trick you into sending money or revealing sensitive information. Avoid clicking on links or attachments in unsolicited emails and only use trusted sources such as legitimate government websites for information.

Here are a few steps to take to guard against identify theft:

-Check your credit. Federal law entitles you to a free credit report each year. Check it for suspicious activity.

-Install anti-virus, anti-spyware software on all your devices.

-Don’t give out personal information online or over the phone unless you initiated the contact.

-Keep your passwords private; change them regularly.

Read more: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/financial-legal/personal-finance/protecting-your-finances/keep-a-sharp-eye-out-for-identity-theft-and-scams/?utm_campaign=mos-enews-july2021&utm_content=html&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery