Ten smart ways to avoid identity theft

The phone rings and itís a collection agency demanding payment on an overdue account you did not know you had. Or perhaps you notice purchases on your credit card statement that you didnít make. Identity theft can happen to anyone, suggests the Minnesota Society of CPAs (MNCPA), and itís important to take steps to protect personal information.

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal identifying information without your permission. The thief might obtain credit or open bank accounts in your name, make purchases using your credit card or even acquire a fake driverís license or Social Security card in your name. Here are 10 steps you can take to help prevent you from becoming a victim of identity theft. The Pine Journal - Cloquet, Minnesota via SpywareInfo Ľ Follow these 10 smart ways to avoid identity theft

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