Identity Theft and Lost Credit Cards

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This category covers the problems related to having one's identity stolen, or losing sensitive financial information, including the loss of credit cards or government documents.

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Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when someone uses personal identifying information - including your name, Social Security number, address, bank number/credit card number - without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes. The crime of identity theft can take many forms including obtaining credit cards in your name without your permission, or charging something on your credit card without your permission. You may not know you are a victim of identity theft until you are contacted by a debt collector.

Avoiding Identity Theft

Watch this video to learn more about avoiding identity theft. Then, follow the link for resources to help you report and recover from identity theft.

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