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What to Do If Your Identity Is Stolen

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Fraud is on the rise. Over 1.5 million people reported that they’d been the victims of fraud in 2014, according to the Federal Trade Commission. While some related crimes get a lot of headlines — stolen credit card numbers, for example — there are a lot of ways fraudsters can get to you.

Here are the top 10 types of fraud to watch out for, and steps to take if you fall victim to the most common variety: identity theft.




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