ID Theft: 2 Things Every Home Needs

There are a number of things you can do to protect your identity in all aspects of your life but one place we forget to consider is our home. Most of us think because it is our home we do not have to do much more to keep things safe within our own domain. Well, we are wrong. Many people have checks, Social Security Cards and more stolen from their homes by friends, family or even contractors/maintenance. There are TWO things every home needs. I know you are now thinking, my stuff isn’t safe anywhere. Sucks right?

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Mixed File v. Fraud

So, you get your credit report and you see a bunch of information you know for sure isn’t yours, what do you do? Initially you think it’s fraud right? Yup, you think it’s fraud and you are ready to call the police and credit bureaus. What if I told you it could be a mistake, would you believe me? Probably not. How can the credit bureaus get anything mixed up if they have my social? Well, you will be surprised how much stuff can get mixed up.

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