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It's a hostile world out there. Hackers, rip-off artists, and other miscreants want to obtain your personal information. The goal is identity theft: they want to obtain your personal information so that they may pose as you and then drain money from your bank and credit card accounts or to create new accounts with lines of credit.
Luckily, it is easy to foil such thieves. You do not have to give up your online life. There is no need to cancel bank accounts or credit card accounts. All you need to do is to follow a few simple precautions.
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