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New Tool Helps Citizens Deal With Scams

IdentityTheft.gov is a new tool developed by the Federal Trade Commission that identity-theft victims can use to report what happened, build a recovery plan, and put that plan into action.  Visitors to the site will be asked questions about the incident, and a step-by-step recovery plan is developed.

For information on how to protect yourself from identity theft, visit AARP.org/fraudwatchnetwork.  Readers may sign up for free email alerts with tips and resources.  The network also provides access to a network of experts, law enforcement, and people who will provide information on the latest scams.

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