The pandemic has changed people’s lives in many ways, and identity theft is definitely one of them. During the pandemic, new types of identity theft have proliferated with new ways for scammers to communicate with victims and steal their identities.

Many consumers know that when identity theft happens, one of the first steps you should take is to place a credit freeze on your accounts in order to keep thieves from accessing and misusing them.  This is most definitely an important step for protecting your identity. However, many consumers believe that this is the only step they need to take to protect themselves from fraud, and this is far from the truth. There are other steps you can take, and this is important since a credit freeze won’t stop your Social Security Number from being stolen or your driver’s license information, as well as many other things.

Tax Returns

One way an identity thief can scam you out of money is through filing a tax return in your name and claiming your refund, which a credit freeze will not be able to stop. The IRS has…

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