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Tips for Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

Recently, a friend of mine got a phone call from his bank to alert him that they were freezing his account. The representative described to him a series of suspicious transactions which were indeed purchases he had not authorized. It turned out to be a scam, and if he had fallen for the ruse, he would have given up personal details allowing unscrupulous people to raid his account.

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Identity Theft: What’s It All About?

The 1990s spawned a new variety of criminals: identity thieves. Identity theft is a serious crime and occurs when a thief obtains some piece of your sensitive information and uses it without your knowledge to commit fraud or theft. As a victim, you can lose job opportunities; be refused loans for education, housing or cars; or even been arrested for crimes you didn’t commit.

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