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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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Identity Theft: What it is, What to Do

Being a victim of identity theft can be a frightening experience. Learn more about the warning signs of ID theft and what to do if you believe your identity has been stolen.

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Lost Credit Card: 4 Things to Do

Can't find your credit card? Don't panic. Here's a quick list of four things to do if you've misplaced a credit or debit card.

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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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7 Things to Know About Fraud Alerts

Do you know what fraud alerts do, what types are available or how they work? Here are 7 things you might not know about fraud alerts.

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Fraud Alert, Security Freeze, and Credit Report Lock

Each can help you better protect your personal information, but they are not the same. Here's a closer look at how they function.

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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?

Sometimes 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?

Children can be 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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