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BBB: Identity theft reveals itself through credit information

Identity Theft: Its a growing problem, especially as consumers handle transactions online and leave themselves open to scammers seeking to get their private financial information.

Stephanie Garland of the Better Business Bureau says one way to see if your identify has been stolen is to review your credit information.

“When you’re denied for credit cards or loans that should be a huge red flag,” Garland says.

“You should be checking quarterly to see what your statements are and what your credit score is,” she adds.

Garland says if your identity has been stolen, you also could start getting bills in the mail or online for merchandise you’ve never purchased.

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