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tipweek: dailyfinancialquestion_4.htm What credit identity thieves need most?

Daily Question

What item do "credit identity thieves" most need to steal your credit identity and run up debt in your name?

 
 
 

Answer

c) Social Security numbers are the most "coveted" items for credit identity thieves. While credit card numbers and PINs are also valuable to thieves, with your Social Security number they can attempt to build an entire "new you" and run up bills in many ways. Never give your Social Security number to anyone you don't know and trust.