You may never know your Identity has been stolen, unless…

Identity theft has become an increasingly annoying thorn in the side of many consumers nationwide. Annually there are about 10 million new victims, about 3% of the United States’ population, and the identity thieves have been able to successfully adapt to the obstacles that the FTC has put in place to stop them. These thieves have now turned more of their focus to young adults. They are targeting children under the age of 19 because this age group typically isn’t as aware of their credit as older demographics, which are typically using credit cards more and may be taking out loans.

This is a great video on easy ways to avoid being a victim of identity theft. a few suggested methods are: checking your credit history on a yearly basis, making sure your receiving your government benefits, don’t put certain kinds of personal information on social media, and go over your medical history.

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