Each year, millions of Americans fall victim to identity theft. Identity theft has been the #1 complaint received by the Federal Trade Commission for the past five years. It can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history and reputation, and can take time, money and patience to resolve. While you can’t prevent identity theft entirely, you can minimize your risk by managing your personal information wisely, cautiously and with awareness.
Here are a few basic steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft:
If you suspect someone is using your personal information, acting quickly is the best way to limit damage. Follow our step-by-step guide to reporting identity theft to minimize this damage.
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