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posted: December 26, 2006

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Timely Tip: Preventing Senior Identity Theft

With the spread of identity theft in the United States, the federal government has introduced a program specifically aimed at protecting seniors and their benefit checks.

The program, called Go Direct, urges the elderly to have their Social Security and other federal benefit checks directly deposited into their accounts, avoiding paper checks, trips to the bank, and the ultimate risk of having their ID lifted by criminals.

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks and the U.S. Treasury, Go Direct works with more than 600 banks, credit unions, community based organizations, advocacy groups, police departments and elected officials to minimize the vulnerability of the elderly.

Why take on this direct deposit push? Consider these couple of facts:

  1. Retirees and older people who receive benefit checks through the mail are 30 times more likely to have an ID theft problem than those who receive their check through direct deposit.
  2. In 2005 alone, about 65,000 Treasury-issued checks -- $60 million in estimated value -- were forged.

To learn more about theGo Direct campaign, or to enroll in direct deposit, visit the Go Direct website or call toll-free to sign up at 800-333-1795.

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