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Chapter 5 Identity Theft > Continuously Monitor Your Credit Report

Continuously Monitor Your Credit Report

With any of the consumer credit reporting agencies, it is highly recommended to continuously monitor your credit activity. Many credit reports can be obtained for free and monitoring this activity on a monthly basis can help in catching any suspicious activity that may have been the result of identity theft. Always remember that the individual best suited to look after you and your identity is yourself and to not let your guard down. Reviewing a credit report on a continuous basis will ensure that you are not letting anything sneak past you. Believe it or not, examining a credit report on yourself is not tedious, and in many cases, it may be interesting to you, as you will often see accounts that may appear open that you have not used for ages. Credit reports can serve as a road map to you in order to ensure only the most relevant accounts remain open, and by doing that you narrow your scope and lessen your risks of being exploited by dormant accounts which you may have long since forgo....


  

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