FILLMORE TOWNSHIP, Allegan County, Michigan
    Established 1849
E-Mail: fillmore@macatawa.org Phone: 269-751-7655 Fax: 269-751-6065
Township Deputy
 
Protecting Your Identity
 
Due to the increase in identity theft, here are some helpful hints to protect your identity.
  • Be sure to shred any mail you receive that contains any personal information on it such as credit card applications, unused check deposit slips, magazine renewal requests, insurance quote requests or donation requests.
  • Avoid leaving mail in your mailbox for an extended period of time.
  • Avoid giving out any personal information over the phone, especially when they call you and want to verify your personal information.
  • Be careful when entering your personal information while making purchases on the Internet. There has been an increase on the number of fraudulent web sites on the Internet. Remember if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Stick with vendors and websites that are well known.
  • Do not carry your Social Security card in your purse or wallet.
  • If you are carrying your laptop computer with you, be sure to secure it in your trunk if you are going to be away from your vehicle. Never leave it out in plain view.
  • Avoid leaving personal information, bank statements, etc. in your vehicle unlocked.
  • Be sure to check your credit report periodically.
Identity theft is increasing. Be diligent to protect yourself and your personal information.
 
Fillmore Township Deputy
Ray Retamal