Seven signs you’re at risk for identity theft

David Weliver •
Money Under 30
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Protect yourself from identity theft when traveling

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i> •
Kiplinger

Do I need to let my bank and credit card company know before I leave for vacation? What else should I do to protect my identity when I’m traveling? It’s a good idea to notify your bank and credit card issuer before you travel. Many financial institutions have increased efforts to protect against fraud, and

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Smart moves to prevent identity theft

Lisa Gerstner, Contributing Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

Data breaches got you worried? We don’t blame you. Hacking is on the rise. Last year, hacking incidents exposed 160 million records, compared with 3.7 million in 2010, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, which tracks U.S. data breaches. There’s not much you can do to guard your personal data when it’s in the

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