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by Patricia Maynard, Money Smart Impact Team Member
October 31, 2012
For many of us Identity Theft will turn our lives upside down. The truth is, we’re all vulnerable, regardless of our background, our job, or our financial status. Unfortunately, identity theft has become a common problem throughout the world, so it is more important than ever to take aim and safeguard yourself against it happening to YOU!
Here are some simple tips and resources that will help to improve the security of your identity, and will hopefully ensure that you will avoid becoming an identity theft victim. Of course there is no guarantee that you will avoid identity theft, but by implementing the common sense steps outlined below you will greatly increase your chances that you won’t become a victim. Do your best to make it more difficult for someone to steal YOUR identity.
None of these steps are guaranteed to prevent identity theft, but you can make it more difficult for someone to steal your identity…
so take control.
Routinely monitor your credit report and other financial statements. To obtain a free credit report, go to: www.annualcreditreport.com
If you suspect you may be a victim of identity theft, get help immediately. Contact the non-profit
Identity Theft Resource Center at: 1-888-400-5530 or idtheftcenter.org
For more information, contact: Patricia Maynard