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Identity Theft: What to Do If Your Personal Information Has Been Compromised

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    If your driver's license/other government-issued identification is stolen, contact the agency that issued the license or other identification document. Follow its procedures to cancel the document and to get a replacement. Ask the agency to flag your file so that no one else can get a license or any other identification document from them in your name.

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Identity Theft: What to Do If Your Personal Information Has Been Compromised

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    If your driver's license/other government-issued identification is stolen, contact the agency that issued the license or other identification document. Follow its procedures to cancel the document and to get a replacement. Ask the agency to flag your file so that no one else can get a license or any other identification document from them in your name.

The bottom line for online threats like phishing, spyware, and hackers is identity theft. ID theft occurs when someone uses your name, Social Security number, credit card number or other personal information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes. That's why it's important for your users to protect their personal information. To find out how to deter and detect identity theft, visit ftc.gov/idtheft.

If personal information is accidentally disclosed or deliberately stolen, taking certain steps quickly can minimize the potential for the theft of identity. OnGuard Online has provided the following tips you can share with your users to help them limit the damage done when personal data has been exposed.

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