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Social Security number theft: What to do if someone steals your SSN

Social Security number theft and identity theft are major headaches that can crush your credit score. Here’s what to do if someone steals your SSN number. The importance of your Social Security Number can’t be exaggerated. The nine-digit number is your connection to the Social Security Administration but goes far beyond that. It has become […]

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How to know if someone is using your social security number

One of the most dangerous forms of identity theft is a stolen SSN. But how do you know if someone is using your Social Security number? Here are a few telltale signs. Your SSN is the key to your identity. And that’s why it’s so vulnerable: if a hacker gets ahold of it, they’re able […]

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How to contact the Big Three credit bureaus

Credit bureaus, also known as Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) are the referees between companies, consumers, and debt collection agencies. They’re also essential allies in recovering from identity theft, which is why you need to know how to contact the Big Three credit bureaus! The Big Three credit bureaus keep a record of your personal credit […]

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What to do if your identity is stolen

If your identity is stolen, you’re not alone. It’s happening to more people every year. Here’s what to do if your identity is stolen. Data breaches (and thus identity theft) seem to be happening more frequently these days. Unfortunately, these cybersecurity issues keep causing losses in millions, if not billions, of dollars every year. And […]