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What is Identity Theft?
Identity theft occurs when your personal information is stolen and used without your knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes.
Deter Identity Theft
Do not give out personal information over the phone
Do not use an obvious password like your birth date
Keep your personal information in a secure place
Never click on links sent in unsolicited emails
Protect your Social Security number
Shred all financial documents and paperwork with personal information before you discard them
Detect Identity Theft
Detect suspicious activity be routinely monitoring your financial accounts and billing statements. You should also inspect your credit report regularly.
Defend against ID theft as soon as you suspect it by:
Close accounts that have been tampered with
File a police report
Placing a Fraud Alert on your credit reports
Report the theft to the Federal Trace Commission
Delaware Attorney General's Office
on obtaining an identify theft passport.
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