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On the money

May 22, 2006

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Each year, identity theft ruins the good credit of thousands of consumers.

Guarding our confidential financial information, such as Social Security numbers and credit card accounts, is not an easy task. But we can't afford to risk the chance of becoming a victim of identity theft.

What can you do to safeguard private financial information? Several Web sites offer good advice on the subject.

¢ American Bankers Assn.

Offers protective measures and action to take if you become a victim.

¢ Better Business Bureau

Covers the ins and outs of identity theft.

¢ Federal Trade Commission

One-stop national resource for all matters related to identity theft.

¢ The Financial Planning Assn.

Provides nine tips for stopping identity theft.

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