Protect your good name — and your good credit.
When someone steals your good name to commit fraud, it’s called Identity Theft. It involves using another person's name and information to obtain credit, steal money from existing accounts, or apply for loans (that you could be held responsible for). Some estimates show that nearly a million people have their identities stolen every year — a frightening statistic that costs consumers billions of dollars.
Although no one is completely immune, you can take action to avoid having your identity stolen.