Identity theft is when someone else uses your personal information—such as your name, Social Security number, or address—without your permission for an unlawful purpose. Continue Reading →
Archive | Identity Theft
Why do I need to know about identity theft?
Did you know that identity theft among foster youth is common? Continue Reading →
What can I do if I believe I am a victim of identity theft?
If you believe someone has stolen your identity, it is very important that you file a police report right away. Continue Reading →
How can I monitor my credit?
A great way of monitoring your credit is through a document called a credit report. Continue Reading →
What is a social security number?
Your Social Security number is very important. Continue Reading →
Why is it important to have a good credit rating?
Having good credit is very important and allows you to obtain a car loan, rent an apartment, set up utility accounts (gas, light, water, etc.), open a cell phone account, buy a home, and obtain a good job. Continue Reading →
How can I establish good credit?
It might be hard for you to obtain credit if you have never opened a credit account before. Continue Reading →
Who do you call if you have a complaint or need help?
First, remember that you are not alone. There are people and agencies that want to help you. Continue Reading →