The next time you order checks have only your initials
(instead of first name) and last name put on them.
someone takes your check book they will not know if
you sign your checks with just your initials or your
first name but your bank will know how you sign your checks.
Put your work phone # on your checks instead of your
If you have a PO Box use that instead of
your home address, if you do not have a PO Box use
your work address.
Never have your SS# printed on
your checks -- you can add it if it is necessary. But
if you have it printed, anyone can get it.
Social Security Administration (fraud line):
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