Millions of people each year become victims of identity theft. If your personal information—name, address, social security number—falls into the wrong hands, someone else may be able to obtain a credit card, secure a loan, file taxes, or transact other business in your name. Many people only find out that their identity has been stolen after a debt collector obtains a judgment against them and freezes their bank account. Be careful with your personal information and click for more tips.
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Last Reviewed: April 26, 2016