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Identity Theft

Don’t let identity theft cost you time and money! Learn how to prevent ID theft and how to recover quickly.

Managing your credit and finances is tough enough already. The last thing you need to deal with is identity theft or credit fraud. Luckily, there are steps you can take to protect your data and prevent theft from occurring.

Of course, even with the best laid plans a data breach or corporate hack can put your personal information at risk. So, if you become a victim, Debt.com also has resources that can help you minimize the time sink, cost and credit hassle of ID theft. With the right plan, you can report your theft to the right authorities and recover fast.

Identity Theft Resources

  • Top Identity Theft Questions

    Don’t waste time searching the web for the answers you need about identity theft! We’ve gathered the top questions from around the web right here with concise, straight forward answers from our Debt.com experts so you can move forward fast.

  • Types of Identity Theft

    Identity theft can come in a variety of flavors. If you want to keep your personal information and data completely protected, you need to know all the potential types of theft possible so you can plan accordingly.

  • Computers, Technology and ID Theft

    Your life online can have a big impact on your finances if your identity gets stolen. Learn how to protect your info when you’re online.

  • Credit Fraud and Your Credit Reports

    If you review your credit reports carefully, it’s pretty easy to spot ID theft. Here’s how to make sure your credit field is clear of interlopers.

  • How to Prevent Identity Theft

    What you should do to protect your personal information from identity thieves. There’s no foolproof way to avoid identity theft — it can happen simply because you shopped at Target — but there are a lot of ways to prove you’re no fool. The sooner you learn to guard your identity, the better. Fact: The […]

  • How to Report Identity Theft

    Know what steps to take when you identify potential identity theft in your credit profile so you can minimize the impact and restore your security.

  • Signs of Identity Theft

    The earlier you can catch identity theft, the less time, money and hassle you’ll spend trying to stop the charges or close the accounts. Debt.com offers 16 early warning signs of identity theft that you can use to catch fraud as soon as it happens.

  • Social Security Identity Theft

    Your social security number is supposed to be unique to you, but if a thief gets their hands on it, they can really assume your identity.

  • How Can You Report Identity Theft on Facebook or Other Social Media?

    A step-by-step guide to stopping impersonation on major social networks Having your identity stolen through a social networking site such as Facebook or Twitter is a relatively new phenomenon, and there isn’t much law for it. Some states have laws for criminal impersonation, and some have begun developing laws regarding online impersonation. In general, you […]

  • Identity Theft Statistics

    We offer the latest statistics about identity theft and its impact on consumers so you can know your risk and take action to protect your data.