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The world has become a place in which identity theft is all too common. Now many people are looking for identity protection and ways to prevent identity theft. Avoiding identity theft completely would mean not giving out any kind of personal information. However, there is an easy way in which you can reduce your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft. Identity protection starts in the form of refraining from giving out your personal information online.
Furthermore, the internet has become a place where information is collected and stored. Hackers and identity theives are waiting for people like you to enter all of your credit card information so that they can take it. If you find yourself in a position in which you have to use your credit card online only enter that information into trusted sites. You can tell which sites these are by the padlock that can be seen in the url box or the lower righthand side of your screen. Taking these steps for identity protection can help prevent identity theft.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|