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It's important to act quickly once your identity is stolen.

There are immediate steps you can take to help minimize the damage to your account and credit.

If your identity is stolen, there are three steps you can take to minimize the damage and help bring the identity thief to justice.

Identity theft affects millions of people each year. You can learn how to make protecting yourself from identity thieves part of your daily routine.

When you move into a house or an apartment, you may have to pay for utility services like gas, electricity or water. To get these services, companies often look at your credit history – including your record of paying for utilities at any...

A child's Social Security number can be used by identity thieves to apply for government benefits, open bank and credit card accounts, apply for a loan or utility service, or rent a place to live. Check for a credit report to see if your child’s...

Ask 1 of the 3 credit reporting companies to put a fraud alert on your credit report. They must tell the other 2 companies. An initial fraud alert can make it harder for an identity thief to open more accounts in your name. The alert lasts 90...

If you are a victim of identity theft and have created an Identity Theft Report, you may want to place an extended fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit file. There are important differences between these two options:

A freeze...

Identity theft protection services can help you monitor your accounts. They can place fraud alerts or freezes on your credit reports or remove your name from marketing mailing lists. Many people find it valuable and convenient to pay a company...

Servicemembers who deploy can place an active duty alert on their credit reports to help minimize their risk of identity theft.

An active duty alert on a credit report means businesses have to take extra steps before granting credit in your...

‘Tis the season for exams, commencements, and a renewed focus on the future. But when it comes to dealing in the marketplace, everyone has the potential to be a value-dictorian. Before spending your hard-earned money, ask questions, do your...

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