Moving Soon? Be Careful Thieves Don’t Move with Your Identity

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 37 million Americans---roughly 13% of us---move to a different home every year. That’s a lot of transition. Unfortunately, moving season also represents a lot of opportunity for crooks and con artists who want to fleece you financially. “Half  of all moves take place between Memorial Day and Labor Day,” says Steve Schwartz, Executive Vice President of Consumer Services for Intersections Inc., an identity theft protection company. “A lot goes into a big relocation, and often times identity protection is not top of mind with everything else that's going on.” To guard against potential identity theft, Schwartz recommends that consumers take the following steps--before, during, and after a move.---Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 37 million Americans—roughly 13% of us—move to…