What is identity theft?
Identity theft occurs when someone
uses your personal information, like your name, Social Security number, or
credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.
According to the FTC, 9 million
Americans have their identities stolen each year. More than likely, you or
someone you know may have experienced some form of identity theft The crime
takes many forms. Identity thieves may rent an apartment, obtain a credit card,
or establish a phone account in your name. You may not be aware of the theft
until you review your credit report or a credit card statement and notice
charges you didn’t make—or until you’re contacted by the credit card company or
debt collector. more from the
FTC identity theft article >>
How do you Prevent Identity Theft?
Be aware of how personal
information is stolen ( dumpster diving, phishing ) and what you can do to
protect yours, monitor your personal information to find any problems quickly,
and know what to do when you think your identity has been stolen. Learn more
more about identity theft form sites like FTC and consider a Identity theft
protection service like the one below.
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