Asked by Amanda  |  Submitted May 09, 2017

How do I know if my identity has been stolen?

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May 09, 2017

You need to check your credit regularly to tell if you are a victim of identity theft, so that if it happens you can minimize the damage as quickly as possible. Spotting identity theft is a matter of watching your credit records and seeing if there are accounts or payments listed you don't recognize. If there's an account listed as yours that you didn't open, then someone has used your information to falsely open the account in your name.

When you are logged in to your Credit Manager by MoneyTips account, scroll down the page and click the link marked "Accounts" on the left-hand side. Here you will be able to view all your accounts and check to see if there are accounts listed that you didn't open. If there are, take action quickly by upgrading to the Premium account so you can dispute the information quickly & easily.

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