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February 2013
8 Tips for Protecting Your Identity When You Travel

2/21/2013 – Christa Danisewicz

Recent studies show that identity theft is a $37 billion crime that affects 1 in 25 Americans with the average victim paying out $631 in out-of-pocket costs and 33 hours of their time. And it doesn’t just happen at home—in fact, you may be even more vulnerable to it while traveling because you’re carrying your personal information around with you in unfamiliar environments.

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