It seems kind of ridiculous that if someone acquires a single number, your identity can be stolen. Even so, that’s the unfortunate reality of identity theft. But how does it happen? And is there anything that can be done to stop these common causes? Let’s find out. First things first, your social security number isn’t necessarily a magic ticket to your identity—it’s really more like a cheat code. If you know where, when, and how to use someone else’s number, you can effectively steal their ident
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