In 2014, the Consumer Federation of America performed a survey of consumer agencies that pointed to identity theft as the fastest-growing complaint they've received. Follow this step-by-step guide on what to do if your identity is stolen.
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Identity theft protection is a must for all computer users, and that extends to social media such as Facebook. Because of the very nature of social networking sites — where people are encouraged to share personal information — users are automatically at risk of becoming victims of identity theft.
A nefarious text message could be on its way to a smartphone near you. This is a message, often purporting to be from your bank asking you for personal or financial information such as your account or ATM number. Providing the information is as good as handing thieves the keys to your bank balance.