Identity theft is a serious crime. Somebody uses your personal information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes. You’re left cleaning up the mess after the thieves have trashed your good name and credit record. On this page we explain how identity theft works and what you need to do if your identity is stolen.
If you're worried about identity theft, there are ways you can protect yourself. And if you know the signs, you can stop identity theft sooner. One of the best ways to protect your identity is to order your credit report annually from annualcreditreport.com.
One way to reduce your risk of identity theft is to pay close attention to privacy policies. Some "opt out" policies offer consumers ways to remove or withhold personal information from databases. Opting out improves the chances that your identity will not be stolen.
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Technology has made bill-paying faster and more convenient than ever. But it's important to make sure your information is kept secure when paying bills online.
A security freeze, also known as a credit freeze, bars a credit reporting bureau from changing any of the information in an identity theft victim's credit report without permission. It's new and it may be key to stopping identity theft in its tracks.
When it comes to identity theft, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Wondering how to prevent identity theft? We show you how to keep your name off the long and ever-growing list of identity theft victims.
Credit card companies are banking on new technology to stem the tide of identity theft. Ilyce Glink discusses the latest technology ideas for preventing identity theft and credit card fraud, as well as a few tips to protect yourself against identity theft.