Ten tips to prevent identity theft

Tuesday, 26 April 2005, 12:33 PM EST

How much information does someone really need to know in order to impersonate you to a 3rd-party? Your name? Birth date? Address? Armed with easily found information such as this, and maybe a couple other key pieces of information such as the high school you went to, your dog’s name or your mother’s maiden name, an individual might be able to access your existing accounts or establish new loans or credit in your name.

By Tony Bradley at About.com

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