identity theft
Updated: 1/31/2020
identity theft
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  • why are there unfamiliar objects bought from my account?
  • okay, got it!
  • this is what you might call identity theft
  • identity theft is the fraudulent acquisition and use of a person's private identifying information, usually for financial gain
  • a person can keep identity theft from happening by ordering a free credit report, monitoring your accounts online, keeping your social security number safe, etc.
  • to prove you didnt make any transactions you should call your bank, the police, and show them proof.
  • You should be suspicious if your bank calls questioning you, if you see unfamiliar charges on your account, or if you stop getting your bills in the mail.
  • A credit report can shine a light into your financial background and help reveal personal payment history.
  • A credit report can also serve as a sentinel against identity theft and fraud.
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