Avoid an Identity Crisis

Here are several simple measures you can take to safeguard personal information and protect yourself against thieves.

Avoid an Identity Crisis

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“Protect your good name,” your grandmother probably told you one time or another.

She was probably talking about your reputation. These days, though, there’s a more literal meaning: Keep your name, and your bank accounts, from being stolen.

Some 9 million people a year may find personal information stolen through identity theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Not all such thefts lead to financial losses, but as the number shows, the risk is huge.

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