Identity Theft Prevention

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Preventing identity theft can require a variety of pro-active measures on your part. To learn more about identity theft prevention, take a look at these insightful articles.

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Who Can Lawfully Request My Social Security Number?

If someone requests your Social Security number, your first response should be, "Why?"

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In the Mind of a Criminal: How to Steal an Identity

The axiom "know your enemy" can help you prevent identity theft — your own, in fact. Take a look at identity theft from the mind of a criminal.

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What to Do When Someone Is Using Your Social Security Number

Social Security numbers are unique identifiers, so you need to act quickly if yours is stolen.

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7 Tips to Secure Your Home Computer

Identity protection begins at home. Start by taking a look at your PC security with these 7 tips to reduce your chances of being an identity theft victim.

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What is an Identity Score?

An identity score measures your risk of identity theft — and lets you know where your greatest risks lurk.

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The Importance of Strong Passwords in Preventing Identity Theft

Think using your children's data as passwords will baffle an identity thief? Think again. Find tips for creating a strong password.

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