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Video: How to protect yourself from identity theft

41 million U.S. adults have had their identities stolen.

Fraud victims increased 3 percent in 2015.

How to protect yourself:

  • Shred sensitive documents.
  • Check credit reports regularly.
  • Freeze your credit if you think you've been hacked.
  • Avoid banking and business on unsecured Wi-Fi networks that don't require a password.
  • Change passwords when breaches happen.

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