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Privacy Means Profit: Prevent Identity Theft and Secure You and Your Bottom Line by John Sileo

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Chapter 10. The Seventh Mind-Set: Monitor the Signs

As an added layer of protection, we must keep close tabs on the various red flags that indicate our identity may have been stolen. Generally, the best strategy is to catch identity theft in its earliest stages, before it becomes a more difficult problem to solve.

Over the past three years, stolen data that was subsequently used in less than one week jumped from 33 to 71 percent.[18] Clearly, identity thieves are counting on our lackadaisical attitude toward monitoring our wealth.

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