Identity theft typically occurs when someone uses your personal information such as social security numbers, credit card numbers or account information to perform various misdeeds, and you are left to clean up the mess.
Identity theft affects about 9 million victims a year, but all hope is not lost. There are many ways to prevent identity theft and stay safer. Thieves will look for information anywhere - even going as far as to sift through your dumpster or trash. If you bank online, or throw away your bills when you are done with them, you may be at risk.
A good idea is to get a shredder and check your credit report often for any changes.
In this tutorial, you will learn all of the ways you can protect yourself and save yourself the hassle and expense of reclaiming your lost identity.
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