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My Identity Was Stolen, Now What? A Visual Guide to Getting Your Identity Back and How to Keep It From Happening in the First Place

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Identity theft: We’ve all heard warnings about this crime trend — and it’s prevalent.

According to a report released earlier this year, someone became an identity fraud victim once every three seconds last year in the U.S., and thieves stole more than $21 billion.

Would you know what to do if it happened to you? And, do you know how to help protect yourself from becoming a victim?

Check out the infographic below for information on steps you can take after your identity has been stolen, things to watch out for, and how to help prevent identity theft.

Click on “Launch Infographic” for an expanded view. 

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This guest post comes from the editors of The Allstate Blog, which helps people prepare for the unpredictability of life.