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Identity Theft

November 22, 2000

 

It strikes half a million people a year. And during the holiday season, you can have your identity stolen.

Thieves stealing your Social Security number, bank account numbers or credit card numbers without you even knowing it. Some people go through dumpsters or steal your mail. The personal information can be used to take out loans under your name then never pay them back.

Identity theft has increased by 40 percent per year, costing two billion dollars per year in America.

To check for potential identity theft on your credit report you can call the three major credit bureaus yearly.

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