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Are You a Victim?

If you've been a victim of identity theft, be sure to visit our Restoration page so you can immediately begin taking the necessary steps to restore your credit and good name.  Also, click here to find out how to "turn lemons into lemonade" and transform your negative experience into a great opportunity to help others!

We would also appreciate it if you would share your story so we can help educate and protect others from this growing crime.  Information that would be especially useful includes:

     - How you believe your information was obtained?

     - What you could have done to prevent it?

     - Whether you used a credit monitoring service?

     - How much time and money it took for you to resolve the situation?

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Quote of the Day
"A good reputation is more valuable than money." - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Tip of the Day
If you receive pre-screened credit card offers in the mail, but don't shred them after you decide you don't want to accept the offer, identity thieves could retrieve the offers for their own use without your knowledge. Call 1-888-5-OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688) to opt out of receiving these pre-screened credit card offers. The three major credit bureaus use the same toll-free number to let consumers choose to not receive pre-screened credit offers.
Today's Story
"My purse was stolen in December 1990. In February 1991, I started getting notices of bounced checks. About a year later, I received information that someone using my identity had defaulted on a number of lease agreements and bought a car. In 1997, I learned that someone had been working under my Social Security number for a number of years. A man had been arrested and used my SSN on his arrest sheet. There's a hit in the FBI computers for my SSN with a different name and gender. I can't get credit because of this situation. I was denied a mortgage loan, employment, credit cards, and medical care for my children. I've even had auto insurance denied, medical insurance and tuition assistance denied." - From a consumer complaint to the FTC, January 2, 2001
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