Did you know more than 17 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014?* Thieves are becoming savvier and tapping into technology to gain access to your information.
This month’s information is intended to help you avoid falling victim to identity theft, while arming you with the knowledge you need to mitigate the impact if your personal information is stolen. Follow the link above to view page one which outlines a few of the latest tactics thieves use, and page two outlines several common scams that have swindled countless victims out of more than one trillion dollars in 2015 alone.
Having your identity stolen can have a serious impact on your credit, job and overall life. The more conscious you are about shredding your documents, staying on top of your credit report and changing your passwords, the more likely you are to prevent a thief from stealing your identity.
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*Source: Bureau of Justice Studies, September 2015