Learn about the basic forms of identity theft.
There are many ways that thieves can steal your information, such as dumpster diving, phishing, business record theft and change of address.
Read through a list of the different types of information that can be stolen in the case of identity theft.
While it is impossible to completely eliminate your risk, there are many ways to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of identity theft, or to minimize the impact if your information is compromised. Learn how to do that here.
If you become a victim of identity theft, swift and well documented action is essential to reduce the impact. The sooner that identity theft is discovered and action is taken, the less financial and time loss to the victim.
Find websites that help with finding a credit report, learning how to fight identity theft, and learn how to contact the IRS.
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