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Learn How to Put a Flag on Your Credit File

Placing a fraud alert on your credit file with the main credit bureaus is a great way to protect yourself from identity theft. It makes it so anyone trying to open new credit in your name must call you at the number you provide to approve it. It's not perfect, but it's a great step in the right direction to protecting yourself.  Combine this with checking your credit report annually, shredding identifying documents, and common sense and you're on the right path. More here.

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