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It is not possible to entirely prevent identity theft and credit fraud. Nevertheless, by protecting and managing your personal information carefully, you can substantially reduce the likelihood of it happening to you.
The following information can help you to figure out what to do if it happens to you. Knowing what to do and those to contact can empower you to get your credit straightened out and help you to regain your emotional balance.
Just ten years ago, most of us couldn't conceive of buying items online. The biggest concern was privacy - if we entered our credit card information to make a purchase, we worried that a "hacker" would steal it and go on a spending spree.
Credit repair encompasses a number of different services, from legitimate credit counseling and debt repayment programs to less scrupulous offers to clean up your credit report and pay off your debts for pennies on the dollar.
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