Identity theft is one of the most common consequences of data breaches. In 2017, 16.7 million people became victims of identity theft (Keylor, 2018). Although this can be a frustrating experience, there are many resources available that can provide you with the appropriate next steps. These resources can also serve as precautionary measures.

If you are a victim of Identity Theft

Unfortunately, identity theft is a common occurrence. However, don’t feel bad if you are a victim. Knowing what steps to take and immediately taking action will help you remain calm throughout the situation.

Recovery can be complicated but a little guidance is always helpful. Check out this article on iGrad about the 9 steps you should take to recover from identity theft.

If you suspect you are a victim of Identity Theft

There are a lot of different ways that identity theft can happen. Understanding these ways is even more important if you suspect you are a victim. Taking precautionary measures to protect your identity will help you feel less anxious.

If you want to learn more

Identity theft can be a scary thing to think about. However, if you equip yourself with the right tools and resources you’ll be better prepared in the future.

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