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Steps to Avoid an Identity Theft in 2022
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Steps to Avoid an Identity Theft in 2022

According to a 2022 Identity Fraud study by Javelin Strategy & Research, last year, 15 million USconsumers were victims of identity theft. Personal information from these individuals was used bythe criminals which amounted to a $24 billion loss.And this is only half the problem. In addition to this, scams like identity theft fraud in which criminalscontact consumers directly to manipulate them into making transactions or giving up personalinformation affected 27 million people in 2021. The amount of loss in these frauds was around $28billion.Although no one wants to be a victim of identity theft, it can be hard to avoid due to the fact thatmuch of the personal information is stored by various companies and organizations.What happens when someone steals your identity? How to check if s...