|Assemblywoman Amy Paulin|
|is working to protect Westchester seniors|
|Improving our quality of life|
Keeping prescription drugs affordable
The rising cost of prescription drugs is a hard pill to swallow for many New Yorkers who must choose between paying for the medicines they need to stay healthy and other daily necessities. To help make prescriptions more affordable, Paulin:
Promoting preventive health care
To ensure seniors receive preventive health care coverage, Paulin:
Protect yourself from identity theft
The best way to prevent misuse of your personal information is to keep it from getting into the wrong hands in the first place. These guidelines will help protect you from becoming a victim.
Guard your Social Security Number
Your Social Security Number provides access to your credit report, bank accounts and other information targeted by identity theft criminals.
Protect your credit information
Deal immediately with identity theft
If you discover that your personal information has been stolen, act quickly to prevent criminals from inflicting damage. The Federal
Trade Commission recommends you take the following three actions immediately:
Contact the credit bureaus
Contact the fraud departments of the three major credit reporting bureaus (see back panel) and ask them to flag your file with a fraud alert and notify your creditors.
Protect your accounts
Contact the security or fraud departments of your creditors or any accounts that may have been tampered with. Ask them to get permission in writing from you before approving any new activity on your accounts.
Call the police
File a report with the local police where you believe the theft to have taken place. Keep a copy of the report in case your creditors request proof of the crime.
Useful information to guard against identity theft
FTC fraud hotline
Assemblywoman Amy Paulin
700 White Plains Road, Suite 252, Scarsdale, NY 10583 • (914) 723-1115 • email@example.com