Check your mailbox every day or have your mail delivered to a
lock box or PO box to avoid people stealing your personal mail
Shred bank, credit card, credit card applications or any other
documents before placing them in your trash.
Do not give out your personal information over the phone. Be
leery of phone calls requesting personal information. All
companies you do business with should already have your
information and not need to request it from you over the phone
(especially during non-business hours).
Being a victim of identity theft can be a difficult and
time-consuming process. The Grass Valley Police Department
understands that there are hardships and stresses that go along
with being a victim of identity theft. It is our intention to
provide information and assistance as you go through the process
of getting your identity back.
Crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility, not just a job for
law enforcement. Seniors can learn how to protect themselves from
crime by following these simple, common-sense, suggestions. Share
these tips with your neighbors and friends, too, and make it
tough for criminals to work in your neighborhood.
First, concentrate your initial effort by organizing those
neighbors with whom you have occasional contact. For example, if
your block is mostly single family dwellings, invite neighbors on
both sides of the street and adjacent corners. If you live in an
apartment or condominium, include everyone in your building and
in the adjacent buildings as space permits.