April 2008PART 14: Protecting your identityYour identity is sacrosanct. Don't let a fraudulent twin take over your life.OverviewCosts of ID theft to consumers, societySafeguard your Social Security number8 tips to limit your exposure to ID theftRisks of online public recordsIdentity theft risks in a lifetimeNew red flag rules to stem ID theft26 red flags revealedFiling a police report: futile exercise?Take action10 tips to computer securityHow to surf and shop safelyAlready a victim? Follow these 12 steps7 easy ways to lose your identityDo-it-yourself vs. ID theft protection servicesReaders tell ID theft tales3 more ways thieves exploit identitiesATM and debit card fraud on the riseSpotlightLinda Foley: former victim helps othersChris Jay Hoofnagle wants banks to fess upBob Sullivan blames the credit card industryExpert Steve Gibson won't open attachmentsPollNational poll: Americans worry about ID theftMoney MakeoverProfile: "Mike" suffers a security breachProblem: An ID thief uses Mike's informationPlan: Mike follows steps to restore his nameUpdate: The Flemings get a new mortgageTools & resourcesWork sheets, glossary and much more Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17 | Part 18Series 3: Growth opportunties Series 1: Essentials advertisementRelated Links:Ways to save on your wedding4 ways to trim health costs todayLayaway makes a comebackRelated Articles:Skip the supermarket A feast for penniesBuy in bulk, save
Your identity is sacrosanct. Don't let a fraudulent twin take over your life.
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