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9 Tips For Dealing With Identity Theft

Identity theft is the term for what happens when a third party obtains your personal data and information that allows them to pose as you online. Typically, identity thieves apply for lines of credit or access your financial accounts and other sensitive information to steal as much of your money or open as many lines of credit as they can and leave you on the hook for their fraudulent activity.

Your personal data can be compromised if a financial institution is breached by hackers seeking to obtain usable identity information, and by the time breaches are discovered it may already be too late to save your credit. The good news is there are steps you can take to prevent yourself from being victimized by identity thieves. Here are 9 quick tips to protect yourself from identity theft.

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Identity Theft: Protect Yourself this Holiday Season

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Identity thieves work year-round, but they’re especially busy as the holiday season approaches. As in-store and online sales heat up, these criminals are afforded many more opportunities to steal your identity and empty your bank account. By taking just a few simple precautions to stop identity theft in its tracks, you can sail into the New Year with your reputation and your money intact.

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