Know some common types of fraud to watch out for, including telemarketing frauds, Nigerian letter fraud, Ponzi schemes and insurance fraud.
Avoid being a victim of foreclosure fraud. Theives use phone, mail and Internet scams including rent backs and mortgage loan modification frauds.
Know how people steal your identity. Learn red flags of phishing emails, know how skimming credit card numbers works and prevent computer scams.
How to Stop Identity Theft
Monitor your credit report and protect personal information to prevent identity theft. Use strong passwords and software to keep information safe.