Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information to commit fraud, such as applying for credit, filing taxes, or receiving medical services. Identity theft can be a frustrating experience, but there are many resources available to help you through the appropriate next steps. These resources can also serve as precautionary measures.

Do you suspect you are a victim of identity theft?

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

Are you a victim of identity theft?

Unfortunately, identity theft is a common occurrence, but 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.

Want to learn more?

Take time to equip yourself with the right tools and resources so you can be better prepared in the future.


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