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Question:
How can I protect myself from identity theft?

Answer:
There are a number of things you can do to minimize the risk of becoming a victim of identity theft or fraud such as not giving out personal your information to others unless you have a reason to trust them. Check your financial information regularly to make sure the information is correct such as the appropriate transactions listed on your bank or credit card statements. Periodically ask for a copy of your credit report that lists all bank and financial accounts under your name and maintain careful records of your banking and financial accounts.

Question:
How often should I replace the batteries in my smoke detector?

Answer:
Smoke detector batteries should be replaced on a regular basis. One easy way to remember when to change them is to change them in the spring/fall when you adjust your clocks one hour (ahead/back).

Question:
How safe is it to provide financial information (such as my credit card number) on-line or over the telephone?

Answer:
There is always a certain measure of risk when you provide financial information (such as your credit card number) on-line or over the telephone. To minimize the risk of becoming a victim of identity theft or fraud, do not give out personal your information to others unless you have a reason to trust them. If making an online purchase or banking transaction, make sure the site you are using is secure. In other words, make sure that the website uses some method of encryption to transfer data across the Internet. One way to tell that a site is secure is by noting that the URL (Web address) begins with "https://" rather than just "http://" and by looking for a locked padlock at the bottom of the screen, usually in the lower right corner of your browser.

Question:
What are some thing I can do to safeguard my home?

Answer:
Ensure your home has proper security by having (and using) security features such as peepholes, caller ID on your phone, deadbolt locks, window locks, and anti-jimmy devices on sliding glass doors. Other suggestions include keeping emergency phone numbers

Question:
What is the Homeland Security Advisory System?

Answer:
The Homeland Security Advisory System provides color-coded advisories associated with the risk of a terrorist attack. There are five Threat Conditions that are identified by a description and corresponding color. From lowest to highest, the Threat Conditions are: Low = Green; Guarded = Blue; Elevated = Yellow; High = Orange; Severe = Red.

Question:
What is the Noncombatant Evacuation Order (NEO) program?

Answer:
The Noncombatant Evacuation Order (NEO) program is the ordered or authorized departure of civilian noncombatants and nonessential military personnel from overseas areas in the event of imminent or actual hostilities, civil disturbances, or natural disaster. The United States Ambassador is the senior authority for the evacuation and determines safe haven locations.

Question:
What kind of home security measures should I be aware of?

Answer:
Some things to consider to feel more secure in your home, CONUS and OCONUS are: peepholes, deadbolt locks, window locks, anti-jimmy devices on sliding glass doors, emergency telephone numbers readily accessible, caller ID, etc.

Question:
Why do I need to carry my military ID card with me when I visit a military community?

Answer:
Access to any military installation is governed by possession of a military ID card, and requests to show the ID card should not be considered an insult or inconvenience.
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