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    • The FTC estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year.
      Making money sensetips and ideas to help your family prosper
      Identity Theft
    • IDENTITY THEFT
      Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal identifying information, like your name, Social Security number, credit or debit card number without your permission and commits fraud or other crimes under your information.
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    • Identity theft
      Skilled identity thieves may use a variety of methods to get hold of your information, including…
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    • Dumpster Diving. They rummage through trash looking for bills or other paper with your personal information on it.
      Skimming. They steal credit/debit card numbers by using a special storage device when processing your card.
      Phishing, Vishing & Smishing. They pretend to be financial institutions or companies and send spam email or pop-up messages, use Voice over Internet Protocol technology over the phone or text messages via your mobile phone to get you to reveal your personal information.
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    • Changing Your Address. They divert your billing statements to another location by completing a change of address form.
      Old-Fashioned Stealing. They steal wallets and purses; mail, including bank and credit card statements; pre-approved credit offers; and new checks or tax information. They steal personnel records, or bribe employees who have access.
      Pretexting. They use false pretenses to obtain your personal information from financial institutions, telephone companies, and other sources.
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    • PROTECT YOURSELF
      Monitor your accounts and financial statements each month
      Check your credit report on a regular basis
      You are allowed one free credit report a year through www.annualcreditreport.com
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    • IF YOU FALL VICTIM
      File a police report
      Contact your financial institution and have them put an alert on your accounts
      Check your credit reports
      Notify other creditors and dispute any unauthorized transactions
      You should also contact all three credit bureaus…
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    • Equifax: 1-888-766-0008
      Experian: 1-888-397-3742
      TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289
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    • IDENTITY THEFT
      Nobody is completely safe from identity theft but if you stay educated and take the right steps you can lessen your chance of becoming a victim
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