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How to avoid identity theft by regular monitoring of your credit report?

By Derek Brown
Published: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

There is no doubt that keeping a tab of your credit reports will help you to see the errors on them but also avoid the risks of identity thefts. These identity thefts have become a common problem and are one of the most common forms of thefts in the U.S and across the world. Here the rogue uses the identity of another person, to commit various kinds of crimes. 

It has been seen that in most cases the thefts are related to stolen documents of the person. These can include credit cards, driving licenses and other forms of personal identification documents. Some documents misused by the thief include stolen credit cards that are used to buy all kinds of products. In such cases the bill for the entire amount goes to the owner of the credit card. 

But these are thefts that are usually discovered when it’s too late and a lot of amount has been stolen. Identity thefts can be of a variety of types including financial identity thefts. Here the identity of another person is use with the only purpose of stealing either products or services. Criminal identity thefts use the name of another person and get them held responsible for the crime. Some other forms of identity thefts are those where the rogue uses the identity of another person to pose as him or her.

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