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Identity theft is like someone stealing your face and using it in a bad way!

  • Identity Theft is where someone steals something of yours that has your private information on it, like credit cards, online accounts etc.
  • There are many ways to prevent identity theft.
  • You have a credit card but you don't use it you could cancel it to decrease the risk of someone stealing it.
  • You could change or check your passwords every six months or so. Identity theft is probably worse than you think it can rob more than 500,000 Americans each year.
  • It can take a long time to figure out that you have a stolen identity and you always need to be careful of what you put on the internet, you can also take a long time to recover from Identity theft.
  • When you have someone who wants to chat and is a totals to stranger is asking you about your personal information you should log off immediately.
  • Then you should notify someone immediately about the hacker? (Maybe because he could have stolen some information and you might have to change some of your information.

"14 tips to avoid identity theft" Bank Rate. 2009. October 14, 2010. <http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/advice/20030124b.asp>.

"identity theft." Wikipedia. 2008. October 20, 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_theft>