3 Reasons You Should Consider Buying Identity Theft Insurance

You'd be surprised by the people you know who have victims of identity theft. Here's how and why you should protect yourself

Getting Help in the Aftermath of Identity Theft

Hopefully, you’ll never be ensnared by the heinous crime of identity theft. If you are the victim of identity theft, however, act immediately.

Alert the credit bureaus so they can put a notice in your credit files. Notify your local police department, so that you have a record of the contact the Federal Trade Commission (877-ID-THEFT or www.ftc.gov), and seek help from the Identity Theft Resource Center (858-693-7935 or www.idtheftresource.org) in San Diego.

“Ask The Money Coach” is a syndicated column written by personal finance expert Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, co-founder of the free financial advice blog, AskTheMoneyCoach.com. Follow Lynnette on Twitter at @themoneycoach.

 

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