E060 Preventing Identity Theft
The Federal Trade Commission estimates that 9 million Americans will fall victim to identity theft this year alone. Having your personal identification stolen can wreak havoc on your life. According to a 2005 FTC survey, 10% of identity theft victims spent at least 55 hours resolving their problems.
The best defense against identity theft is prevention. Taking a few simple measures today can save you from credit damage and paperwork hassles for years to come. Monitor your bills and credit card statements: Missing bills, unfamiliar account statements, or unexplained denials of credit are often the first warning sign that someone is using your personal identification in a fraudulent manner. . .
When To Use
Keeping personal information secure. Monitoring credit properly; shredding and protecting; guarding your SSN; responding to mail and e-mail solicitations; password problems; credit bureaus; responding to suspicious activity.
How to Use
Waiting rooms, seminars.
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