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Understanding identity theft and how to avoid it

by At-Risk.org Staff, on business, check, computer, credit, fraud, identity, identity theft, mail, mailbox, Money, password, personal, personal info, search, steal, transactions, understanding identity theft

According to the FTC, identity theft is basically fraud whereby a person pretends to be someone else so that he/she can steal money or get other benefits. In the United States alone, over 9 million people have their identities stolen each year. The term ‘identity theft’ was first used in 1964. Although there are many laws aimed at reducing cases of identity theft, there is a lot of money…