According to the Insurance Information Institute, someone in the U.S. fell victim to identity theft every two seconds in 2014. We hear about it all the time on the news — this store had a customer data breach, these people's emails were hacked, but would you know if it happened to you? Before purchases show up on your credit card that aren't yours, here are some helpful tips.
After you experience an identity theft, there are steps you can take to repair your credit. The FTC recommends taking steps such as taking fraudulent names off of your accounts. Discovering you are a victim of identity theft can make anyone upset and worried, however, being prepared can help you fight it.