Tag: identity theft

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.

Use these resources to plan an event about identity protection.

Identity protection means treating your personal information like cash or a valuable commodity — being careful not to leave it around, and being thoughtful about who is asking for it, why they need it, and how they’re going to safeguard it for...

Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. It’s a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history, and reputation — and can take time, money, and patience to...

You can spread the word about identity protection in your community.  Whether you’re chatting with friends and family, or reaching out to social networking sites, you can help people learn how to protect their personal information and avoid...

Identity theft victims are entitled to a free credit report from each of the 3 credit reporting companies.

Why Order Your Credit Reports How to Order Your Credit Reports Why Order Your Credit Reports

Now that you’ve placed an initial...

If you find mistakes when you review your credit reports, send letters explaining the mistakes to the 3 credit reporting companies and the businesses involved.

How to Dispute Charges on Existing AccountsHow to Dispute Fraudulent Accounts...

If you know an identity thief tampered with some of your accounts, you may have contacted the related businesses already. After you get your credit reports, read them to see whether other fraudulent transactions or accounts are listed, and then...

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