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Protecting your identity is a full-time job. Learn how to secure your personal information and lock down your personal identity. Prevention practices include securing your personal and financial information and knowing when you need identity theft insurance.
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Protect Your Identity Week
Each year, Protect Your Identity Week rolls out across the country, amid free shredding parties at office buildings and seminars across the land. This is a good time to review what has been at the top of the stack for the past year.

5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Mortgage Scams
Mortgage fraud is often one of the results of identity theft. Learn how to protect yourself from mortgage fraud and prevent criminals from stealing your home right out from under you.

Strategies for Preventing Identity Theft
Current statistics indicate that about 8 million people each year fall victim to identity theft. Among the ways that people are affected are credit and financial problems, tax issues, and even legal concerns. And it's costly and time consuming to repair the damages caused by identity theft. Instead of worrying about how to recover from identity theft, learn how to protect yourself from it.

Natural Disasters: Protect Your Identity
Identity thieves never take a break. They're always looking for the next opportunity and natural disasters, like hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes offer lots of opportunity. Learn how to protect your identity in the wake of a natural disaster

Seniors: Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft
Seniors make attractive identity theft targets because they have life-long credit worthiness, retirements funds, and can be too trusting. If you're a senior, learn how to protect your identity before someone steals your life's work.

National Protect Your Identity Week
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) is having their 4th annual National Protect Your Identity Week from October 16th through the 22nd. In the spirit of consumer education program, your Guide is pleased to present this short series of articles designed to bring you up to speed quickly on the state of identity theft today.

Reading a Privacy Policy
When a company provides you a copy of their privacy policy, it can be helpful to know what you're looking at. FACTA lays out specific guidelines a good privacy policy will address in regards to your personal information.

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