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Tips to protect your identity

National Consumer Protection week March 3-9
Posted at 7:49 AM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 10:50:10-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Anyone who has had their identity stolen knows the headache it causes.

In honor of National Consumer Protection week, March 3-9, 13 Action News has some tips from experts to help keep your identity safe.

  • Consider using credit cards instead of bank cards. Credit card companies normally assume liability for fraud.
  • Make sure you are monitoring your credit. Learn how to review your transactions online, do not wait for your monthly statements.
  • Freeze your credit. You should also cancel all credit cards you don't use often.
  • Check your bank accounts regularly and be proactive. The sooner you find fraudulent activity, the sooner it can be stopped.

For more information on National Consumer Protection week, visit the Federal Trade Commission's website here.