Your personal identity cannot be taken from you, but your identifying information—your Social Security number and other details about you—certainly can be. If your identifying data is used without your permission for another person's dishonest objectives, you become a victim of an identity theft crime. In this digital age, it is more important than ever to protect yourself from identity theft. This publication includes information on how to avoid identity theft, how to request and review your credit report, and what to do if you find suspicious activity on a credit report. Also included is a self diagnosis activity to see if your actions are putting you at risk for identity theft.

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Published on Jan 07, 2015

France Hernandez Gwinnett County Program Assistant, Northwest District Michael Rupured Extension Family Financial Management Specialist, Family & Consumer Sciences
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