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Identity Theft

Protecting your identity is just as important as protecting your credit, and often you can monitor both through the same channels. If you're the victim of identity theft, luckily there are steps you can take to remedy the situation. We can help you swiftly right the wrongs so that you can get back to the real world.

What is identity theft, and how does it happen? Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information--your Social Security number, for example--to open lines of credit or commit other crimes. How do thieves access your personal information? Sometimes ID theft occurs when someone steals your wallet or goes through your trash. More sophisticated scams include sending emails pretending to be a financial institution asking for passwords or account information. Checking your credit regularly can help you catch these issues early. If you find that you have become a victim of identity theft, contact the three credit bureaus and file a police report as soon as you can. In particularly sticky situations, you might want to consider speaking with an attorney who specializes in identity theft.

If you're just investigating the topic at the moment, feel free to browse through our articles below for a better understanding of identity theft prevention. And if at any point you need to find a lawyer, just let us know.