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------------------------------------------------- University of Phoenix Material Credit Protection and Identity Theft Directions Refer to: Free Credit Report on the Federal Trade Commission’s site. * Identity Theft resource center on the Federal Trade Commission’s site. Provide answers to three of the following questions based on your readings and your personal experiences. Answers should be 100-to 150-words each. 1. If you find errors on your credit report, what steps would you take to correct them? 1. Tell the credit reporting company, in writing, what information you think is inaccurate. Credit reporting companies must investigate the items in question — usually within 30 days — unless they…show more content…
4. Using the FTC site, what can you do to minimize the chance of your identity getting stolen? Keeping your important papers secure, shredding documents with sensitive information before you put them in the trash, and limiting the personal information you carry with you are among the ways you can protect your identity you could also put some active duty alerts to add an extra layer of protection to the credit records. An active duty alert on a credit report means businesses have to take extra steps before granting credit in your name. Active duty alerts last for 1 year, and can be renewed to match the period of deployment also never give your credit card
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