Protecting your identity

September 2008
Consumer Reports Money Adviser;Sep2008, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p1
The article advises U.S. consumers of some ways to protect their personal and financial data against identification (ID) theft. They include placing security freezers on a consumer's credit report to check on fraudulent uses of their accounts and putting fraud alerts for lenders to verify an ID. With card issuers or banks paying the direct losses from ID theft and consumer liability legally limited, the public is encouraged to avail of necessary protection and avoid ID thefts.


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