We’ve heard the horror stories: people who’ve had their bank accounts emptied, their credit wrecked and their homes stolen out from under them, all because somebody got ahold of their identifying details.
In 2014, the Federal Trade Commission reported that an estimated 2.6 million Americans said they’d fallen victim to identity theft, making it the No. 1 consumer complaint for the 15th year in a row.
How can you keep identity theft from happening to you? For now there’s no surefire way to protect yourself, but you can take precautions to lower your risk. Continue reading