9 Things to Do Immediately After Your Identity Is Stolen

While Kyle Woodley was flying home from a conference in Florida, his credit card was busy buying things in North Carolina. The managing editor of InvestorPlace.com says he stepped off the plane to a flurry of messages from his bank asking him to confirm the charges. Fortunately, Woodley acted quickly, and within three weeks, the charges were wiped from his account. “Someone had gotten the credit card number,” says Woodley, adding he was grateful it wasn’t his debit card number. “There’s a huge difference between your credit card being locked up and your bank account being wiped out.”

Technically, a single compromised account is considered credit card fraud and not identity theft, but it can be difficult to distinguish between the two at the start. Unauthorized credit card purchases could signal a one-time security breach, or they could indicate all your sensitive, personal information has been accessed. Either way, quick action is needed on your part.(Read Full Article Here)