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Identity protection begins with your credit report
COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 12 million Americans have fallen victim to identity theft, and the total financial loss attributed to identity theft in 2013 is $21 billion so far, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. In recognition of National Protect Your Identity Week (Oct. 20–26), Experian® suggests several ways to proactively monitor credit to identify unauthorized activity and stop possible identity fraud before suffering potential financial loss.
"Identity theft affects more Americans every day," said Maxine Sweet, vice president, Public Education for Experian. "Regular monitoring of a credit report helps keep track of current and closed accounts, negative items and credit inquiries. Suspicious changes to these indicators may be a sign of identity theft and fraud."
Experian recommends using a credit report to:
Credit monitoring alerts individuals to changes in their credit reports, which is an effective way to identify potential fraud. More information is available at http://www.experian.com.
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2013, was US$4.7 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.
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