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Verify credit card and bank records

Updated December 23, 2009

Many people check their accounts on-line, which is becoming an increasingly more secure and faster method of monitoring accounts. Others rely on a mailed statement each month. Whichever way you check your statements, be sure and pay close attention to each recorded transaction and confirm that the information is correct. Especially around the holidays, when purchases usually increase, it can be easier to miss an unauthorized credit or debit card transaction.

The Cerritos Sheriff’s Station/Community Safety Center recommends that you carefully review your bills and on-line accounts each month, and that you do this on a regular basis throughout the year.

A free annual credit report can be obtained that will provide you with a synopsis of any account opened in your name. This is another way to help you spot unauthorized activities before they affect your credit rating. Reports can be obtained through

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