It’s something we don’t want to think about. We hope it will never happen to us. However, identity theft is not an issue you want to ignore.
$15,981,763.45 is the total reported dollar loss by Canadian Identity Fraud victims in 2012. ~ Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
What precautions can you take? According to the RCMP:
* Don’t carry all your identity documents with you. Keep identity documents you don’t need in a secure place.
* Check your credit reports and bank statements periodically.
* Shred personal and financial documents before putting them in the trash.
For more tips read Dave Johnson’s article “How to Prevent Identity Theft.”
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