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How Millions of People Fall Victim to Identity Theft – AARP

Every year more than 16 million people in the U.S. fall victim to identity theft. "She Stole My Life"

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Identity theft is rampant with easy access to personal info. Here are 10 tips to increase identity theft protection.

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Protect your personal information to reduce credit card theft, credit card fraud and identity theft.

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