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Theft Prevention


Identity Theft

  • Shred financial documents with personal information
  • Never click on links in unsolicited emails
  • Do not use obvious passwords (birth dates, family names, etc…)
  • Do not give out personal information to an untrusted source
  • Routinely check your credit score

Theft Prevention

  • Never leave your valuables unattended
  • Do not trust others to watch your belongings
  • Lock your doors and windows in your home and vehicle
  • Record serial numbers for your property as it could aid in recovery
  • Register your belongings with Operation Identification at UTPD

Vehicle Theft Prevention

  • Lock your doors and make sure your windows are rolled up (do not forget sunroofs)
  • Remove any valuables and anything that could be perceived as valuable or place them out of sight
  • Avoid excessive personalization on your vehicle (stickers revealing names, etc…)
  • Park in well-lit, high traffic areas
  • Never leave your vehicle running unattended