Everything You Need to Know About Identity Theft, All in One Place



What is Identity Theft?

Identity theft is committed when someone steals your personal information — such as your name, Social Security number, and date of birth — typically to hijack your credit and use it to open up new credit accounts.

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How Does Identity Theft Happen?

Identity thieves have gotten more sophisticated in their methods. The following includes some of the ways identity theft may happen.

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Are You At Risk for Identity Theft?

Even the most careful consumers can fall victim to identity theft. To enhance your identity theft protection strategy further, regularly monitor your credit report for identity theft red flags.

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How Can I Better Protect Myself from Identity Theft?

Unfortunately, consumers cannot completely protect themselves from the sophisticated tactics identity thieves use to get their hands on sensitive personal and financial information.

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Are My Children at Risk From Identity Theft?

Even children are vulnerable to identity theft. They are often targeted by identity thieves - the majority of whom are family members or close family friends.

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