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Proof Yourself Against the No. 1 FTC Complaint

April 18, 2013

Identity Protection Dot ComIdentity theft risks are all around us, and many consumers don’t even realize that they have compromised their identity until it is too late. So many, in fact, that identity theft has become the FTC’s number one complaint. The good news is that there are ways to keep yourself safe, and Equifax is ready to help! A new site, IdentityProtection.com, has just been launched by the same experts that give you the best free lessons on finance on the web at the Equifax Finance Blog.

IdentityProtection.com is going to be filled with a growing library of text and video content to help teach you how to avoid the many identity theft pitfalls. With tips from experts, as well as stories of victims, in areas such as tax identity theft, medical identity theft and child identity theft, IdentityProtection.com will be the best place to get information about the best practices to protect against having your or your child’s identity stolen, and the emergency plans to minimize damage in case your identity is stolen.

The site will also carry tips to protect yourself from tax identity theft and credit protection, two of the most damaging kinds of identity theft that are also proving to be the most common, with tax-related identity theft incidents identified by the IRS up 265% in the first 9 months of 2012 versus the full year of 2011, and 2011 up over 500% versus 2010.

Be sure to visit and bookmark IdentityProtection.com today to keep yourself safe!

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