Tag: identity theft

An identity thief may steal your Social Security number and sell it, or use the number to get a job or other benefits.

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If you know your Social Security...

In the unlikely event that an identity thief uses your name, date of birth, Social Security number, or other personal information during an investigation or arrest, the information is added to your state’s criminal database. The information also...

Identity thieves know no bounds when it comes to committing their crime. They have been known to hijack driver’s licenses and passports, steal mail, tamper with investment accounts, secure utility services, get student loans, and file for...

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...

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