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Protect Your Identity: Credit cards and the Internet

Published 08/20/2005 07:10 PM   |    Updated 03/28/2012 11:33 AM

Credit Cards and the Internet

Protect Your Identity

What is Identity Theft?

Identity theft occurs when a users personal information including but not limited to social security, credit card, and bank account numbers are used without permission to commit fraud or other crimes. It can occur due to your personal informaiton being changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Being a victim to identity theft can lead to serious consequences such as denial of loans to due negative informaiton on your credit report.

Protect your Identity, Credit Card information, and Computer

In order to protect your identity, always monitor your personal information carefully and be aware of all activity. Other tips to protect your identity can be found at the the sites below:

There are several things that can be done to secure the computer as well.

Keep the system up to date :
Use Antivirus and Anti Spyware software

For additional information refer to the links below:


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