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Tips on how to avoid identity theft

Some people only learn they've been the victim of identity theft when they get a call from the bank or credit card company, but there are other warning signs.

First, make sure you check your bank account online on a regular basis. The moment you see anything odd, whether it's a withdrawal, a check, or a purchase you don't recognize, call the bank.

If you get a call from a debt collector asking about an account you've never heard of, that's a reason to pull your credit report.

The most common signs someone's stolen your identity are credit inquiries you don't recognize or new accounts you didn't open.

And if you get a medical bill in your name for a procedure you didn't have or an office visit you didn't make, don't assume it's just a glitch. Medical fraud is becoming more common.

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