## Identity Theft: You CAN be a Victim

Posted by on February-2-2009 under Save Money**“9 million Americans are impacted by Identify Theft every year” **

Yea – the above statistics are absolutely correct. This has been taken from Federal Trade Commission website on Identity Theft. I was really surprised, disgusted, and to be frank, scared after reading this. This prompted me to do some research about Identity Theft – to try to understand what exactly is Identity Theft, and what we as consumers can do for preventing identity theft. I have captured all my findings in this series of Articles: Identity Theft: You CAN be a Victim

I have divided this series into the following articles:

**Identity Theft: What is Identity Theft ?**** **

Federal Trade Commission says that most important tool in preventing Identity Theft is Awareness. Unless we are aware what Identity Theft is, we cannot really take effective steps to prevent Identity Theft. So, I have explained in this article that what exactly is Identity Theft, and what can be the implications of stolen identity. Click Here to read this article

**Identity Theft: How does Identity Theft Occurs?**** **

There are really many possible ways in which your identity can be stolen. This article gives you a general understanding of those. This knowledge is really essential before we try to understand what we can do to prevent identity theft. Click Here to read this article

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**Identity Theft: Preventing Identity Theft**** **

Once we understand what Identity Theft is, we can work towards ensuring that it does not happens to us. There are some simple steps that we can take for preventing Identity Theft. Click Here to read this article

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**Identity Theft: Detecting Identity Theft**** **

Even though you might be taking all the right steps for preventing Identity Theft, you still can be hit by this. Yes – that’s a sad fact. Simply because there are so many ways that it can happen (as mentioned in the above article), it might be possible that Identity Theft thieves are still able to get to you in some way. So, it is very important to be on a constant vigil to see if your identity has been stolen. Here are some very simple steps to do the same. Click Here to read this article

**Identity Theft: What to do if your Identity is Stolen**** **

9 million Americans are impacted by Identity Theft every year. You might be one of those. This article lists down the steps that you need to take if you become a victim. Even if you are not a victim, it is probably a good idea to know what to do. Click Here to read this article

These articles will make you completely aware about all the aspect of Identity Theft, and would make you a less likely victim.

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