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Getting Purse-onal

Did you know that you own a fortune? That’s right, a gold mine is laying at your fingertips--a wealth of information that can come in quite handy to a crook known as the identity thief.

        Identity thieves use your credit card and checking accounts to establish new accounts in your name. That could create an identity crisis that can take months to detect, and even longer to unravel. So if your wallet is lost or stolen, the Federal Trade commission suggests that you:

Resource: Federal Trade Commission
                  

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Last updated: March 09, 2005
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