Your credit report is a powerful tool that can help show how others view your credit activity. But beyond that, it's also a valuable check-and-balance to confirm that all the activities being done in your name really are ones that you authorized. Make sure you're using it to your advantage to fight suspicious activity and minimize the impact of identity theft. With synthetic identity theft on the rise, do you know what to look for, or how to discover if you're at risk?
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This article was originally published on August 12, 2015, and has been updated.