Tip 8: Go Through Your Statements
Take time each month to go through your bank and credit card statements, as well as any other finance-related statements you might receive.
If you find any suspicious charges, dispute them with your bank or credit card company.
To protect your identity, you can place a free security freeze on your credit report if you find evidence of fraud. This will prevent any new credit being opened in your name. For more information and resources to freeze your credit, visit this website from the U.S. government.
Al Perales is an investigator with the Consumer Protection Division. In his 15 years in the office, he's seen all types of scams and tracked down many thieves and charlatans. Watch the seminar here.