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Surviving Identity Theft

Surviving Identity Theft


The following guide is on surviving identity theft. It is best to take all possible actions on the prevention side. Don McValvany says, "Preventing identity theft is much easier than recovering from it after it occurs." The United States Department of Justice defines identity theft and fraud as: "terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person'sdata in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain. Unklike your fingerprints, which are unique to you and cannot be given to someone else for their use, your personal data, especially your Social Security number, your bank account or credit card number, your telephone calling card number, and other bvaluable identiying data can be used, if they fall into the wrong hands, to personally profit at your expense." The following guides are helpful if you want to prevent or become a victim of identity theft.

Steps to Preventing Identity Theft

Steps to take if Identity theft happens you:


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