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Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

ID theft is a growing problem. Here’s what’s hot right now: Many background check websites have information about you—e.g.,, etc. Thieves acquire this information for free. But that free info is not enough to steal your identity. That comes next—by sending you an apparently foolproof, convincing email that appears to come from a friend—who was hacked. The email asks you to click a link that obtains the missing piece of information. The fix: Don’t click a link in an email that comes from a friend until you have verified it is not fraudulent.

Keith Stein | 10/24/2019

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