IT’S TIME TO STOP USING CHECKS!
For those of us over a certain age, we may still be clinging to an old habit, writing checks. It is time to consider the risk we are taking each time we write a check to our massage therapist, the lawn person, and even your doctor.
Don’t think to yourself “I’ll just drop it in the mail.” Checks are being stolen from outside mailboxes and other places you would not think of.
Identity theft is a serious concern, and using checks exposes you to a higher risk. Writing checks involves sharing sensitive information, like your name, address, bank account number, and signature, making it susceptible to exploitation by identity thieves.
Instead, consider using digital payment methods such as credit cards, mobile payment apps, and online banking. These options offer enhanced security through advanced encryption, fraud monitoring, and real-time transaction alerts. They also eliminate physical documents, reducing the chances of sensitive information falling into the wrong hands.
Be proactive in protecting your identity by making informed choices about your payment methods. Let's prioritize security and stay one step ahead of identity thieves.