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Inspect Your Monthly Statements


It’s always a good idea to carefully review your bank and credit card statements each month to look for errors and evidence of fraud. Make sure all of the transactions listed match your receipts, and that the total bill adds up correctly. If you find discrepancies, refer back to the checklist for additional steps to follow.

Also make sure that you actually receive your statements each month in the mail (unless you’re signed up for paperless statements). Fraudsters can raid your mailbox and steal sensitive information like your credit card bills. To report missing mail, or if you suspect that an identity thief has submitted a change of address form in your name, refer to Step 15.