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Do you know how to tell if your identity has been stolen?
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), identity theft claims jumped up from roughly 650,000 claims in 2019 to nearly 1.4 million in 2020—practically double. With such a steep rise in this kind of crime, it’s helpful to know the signs of identity theft so you can take action:
1. You start getting mail for accounts that you never opened.
2. Statements or bills stop showing up from your legitimate accounts.
3. You receive authentication messages for accounts you don’t recognize via email, text, or phone.
4. Debt collectors contact you about an account you have no knowledge of.
5. You apply for credit and get unexpectedly denied.
Watch for the warning signs to stop identity thieves in their tracks.

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