Identity theft is one of those little things — like mudslides, or a flat tire, or a leaky roof — that you'd probably rather not think about, and definitely hope to not experience. But, like all those other not-so-fun things, if you wait until they happen to prepare, it's too late. Arm yourself with knowledge now, so you can respond quickly when you find you've become a victim of identity theft.
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This article was originally published on September 12, 2015, and has been updated.