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What is identity theft?

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your name, address, Social Security number (SSN), bank or credit card account number, or other identifying information without your knowledge to commit fraud or theft.

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How can I tell if Iím a victim of identity theft?

Although any of these indications could be a result of a simple error, you should not assume that thereís been a mistake and do nothing. Always follow up with the business or institution to find out.

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How can I prevent identity theft from happening to me?

As with any crime, you cant guarantee that you will never be a victim, but you can minimize your risk. By managing your personal information widely, cautiously and with an awareness of the issue, you can help guard against identity theft.