Identity Theft and Scams

Our experts provide tips & advice on how you can avoid becoming a victim of identity theft and what you should do in the event your identity is compromised. Here, you’ll find information explaining the different forms of identity theft, how to monitor you credit for signs of identity theft & what fraud protection measures you can take.

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Identity Theft and Scams

11 Tips for How to Prevent Identity Theft

The Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network report for 2020 notes that 1.4 million people filed complaints about identity theft in 2020. Overall, reports related to fraud and identity theft were up in 2020 compared to 2019. Learning how to prevent identity theft helps you protect yourself against these types of issues. Discover eleven ways to prevent... Read More

| May 17, 2022

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