Whose Fault Is Identity Theft?

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In many situations, we have little control over how our personal information is used and who can gain access to that information. Our identifying information is stored in dozens of databases with government agencies, doctors' offices, creditors, banks, lenders, schools and more. Providing personal information like a Social Security number is a precondition of obtaining any number of services. So even though we feel like we shouldn't be giving this information out, we often have no choice. If your identity has been stolen, learn who the culprit might be in my Financial Edge article for Investopedia, Whose Fault Is Identity Theft?

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