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How to protect your personal information from identity thieves.
Have you ever found unexpected withdrawals on your bank statement — or a strange new account on your credit report? You could be a victim of identity theft. Keep an eye out for unexpected activity on your financial records, medical bills or IRS statements.
Have you ever found unexpected withdrawals on your bank statement – or a strange new account on your credit report?
Received phones calls from debt collectors about debts that aren’t yours?
Ever get an unexpected bill – or even stopped getting your bills?
If any of these happens to you, you could be – a victim of identity theft.
Identity theft is when someone steals your personal information. Then they take money out of your accounts, apply for credit cards, or go on a spending spree – all using your name.
Wreaking havoc with your money, your credit, and your personal sense of security. You might even be questioned for crimes you didn’t commit.
So keep an eye out for unexpected activity on your financial records, medical bills or IRS statements.
To learn more signs of identity theft, check out FTC.gov.
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