Annually, 15 million people in the US experience identity theft.
As we all know, identity theft is a serious financial issue.
Many of the steps you take with identity theft are similar to having your wallet stolen, but generally, thieves who steal your wallet are planning for one or two purchases, and then they may toss the wallet. Identity theft is far more invasive into your personal finances and should be treated with a higher level of concern.
There’s plenty of information on how to avoid ID theft . . . and not enough information on what to do if you are a victim. While we hope you never need this information, we encourage you to keep a copy of the following steps handy for quick reference. If identity theft occurs, acting quickly may help you manage the damage.
Notify the following:
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We hope this is helpful information that you file away but never need to reference.
What to Do If Your Identity is Stolen
December 14, 2022