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Identity Protection - ID Theft & Credit Center

Identity Theft Protection

There is one incident of identity fraud every three seconds, but you can protect yourself. Here's what to know.
Learn how to build a wall around your networks and your personal information.
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Don't be confused about ID theft insurance, which may not work the way you'd expect.
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Which option should you use to stop identity theft: a fraud alert or a security freeze?
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Hackers and identity thieves have hit big companies. Is it better to "shop small"?
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It's as insidious as ever. Here's how to ensure someone doesn't steal your identity.
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A compromised card can ruin a vacation. Protect yourself from thieves with these tips.
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ID theft is the illegal use of someone else's personal identifying information in order to get money or credit.

Types of Identity theft

From synthetic ID theft to medical and criminal ID theft, thieves can exploit the lives of others in several ways.
Stop low-tech ID theft: Keep your financial paperwork safe

Think you're most vulnerable to ID theft when you're online? Think again.

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Medical identity theft: What's the worry?

Anthem won't be the last health care company hacked. Protect yourself, stat!

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How ID thieves steal your information

Gone are the days of the good old-fashioned purse snatcher. These days, ID thieves are getting your data in new tech-savvy schemes.
Is your computer or smartphone several generations old? Here's why you should upgrade.
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Victims may fight for years to clear their name, fix their credit and mend their finances.
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If you're a victim of ID theft, see how to reclaim your identity and restore your good name.
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Think you're most vulnerable to ID theft when you're online? Think again.
Read more
Don't be confused about ID theft insurance, which may not work the way you'd expect.
Read more
Which option should you use to stop identity theft: a fraud alert or a security freeze?
Read more
Hackers and identity thieves have hit big companies. Is it better to "shop small"?
Read more
It's as insidious as ever. Here's how to ensure someone doesn't steal your identity.
Read more

Identity Theft News

Concerned about identity theft? From new ID scams to credit fraud, find the latest ID news here.
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How to fix your credit report

As soon as you suspect that you've been victimized, take these steps immediately to help clear your name and your credit.
If you're a victim of ID theft, see how to reclaim your identity and restore your good name.
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A judgment will eventually drop off your credit report. But that doesn't mean it's gone.
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It's possible to improve your credit even before the bankruptcy is off your record. Here's how.
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Rebuilding your credit will take time, but there are some ways to get started on the right path.
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Your credit history can reveal risk factors not reflected by your credit score.
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Not every financial skeleton will make it into your credit report.
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Improving your credit score

Beyond the basics many consumers are in the dark about what makes their credit scores go up and down. Here's how to start on the path to good credit.
Settle debt for less, hurt credit more?

Clearing a debt by not paying the entire amount may be a bad deal for your credit record.

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6 ways to build your credit from the ground up

These tips can help you build credit, even if your credit history is sparse.

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Would a 'rapid rescore' help you get a mortgage?

To qualify for a home loan, sometimes you need to update your credit in a flash.

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What's the fastest way to boost my credit?

Your credit report has a long memory. Here's how to get it to forget your checkered past.

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