8 ways to avoid getting conned
Check credit report for suspicious activity
Experts say to obtain a copy of your credit report once a year to make sure it's correct, but did you know it's also a good place to catch scams?
Jay Foley, executive director of the Identity Theft Resource Center, a nonprofit aimed at ID theft education, says, "If you don't check your credit report, it's the same thing as playing in traffic and hoping you don't get hit."
If someone else assumes your identity, you can often find evidence of the crime there. Look for accounts you didn't open.